Animal Cruelty Charges Brought Against 3 Individuals in Clearfield County

GREENWOOD TOWNSHIP, Pennsylvania – Three individuals from Mahaffey, Clearfield County, are facing charges of animal cruelty after a disturbing incident was uncovered on Nov. 24 in Greenwood Township, northeast of Mahaffey. According to the State Police at Troop C, Clearfield, a male English Mastiff was found with a shoestring tied around its muzzle and a gunshot wound to the head.

The president of Animals Matter of Clearfield County Inc. reported the discovery to authorities, prompting an investigation into the deplorable condition of the dog. The animal, known as both Duke and Chicken Pot Pie, was initially taken to VCA Metzger Animal Hospital in State College, and then to a Pittsburgh Blue Pearl Pet Hospital, where it was confirmed that Duke had suffered a gunshot wound.

Authorities have stated that a 16-year-old male, a 31-year-old female, and a 60-year-old male have admitted to acts of cruelty against the dog. The names of the suspects have not been released, and charges are expected to be filed by Houtzdale Magisterial District Judge James B. Glass. The charges are expected to include aggravated cruelty to an animal, cruelty to an animal, neglect of an animal, and conspiracy.

The disturbing case has prompted outrage among members of the community, with Animals Matter using social media to call for justice for the abused dog. As the investigation continues, the authorities are working to ensure that those responsible are held accountable for their actions.

In conclusion, the discovery of animal cruelty in Greenwood Township has shocked and saddened the local community. The authorities are working to bring justice for the abused dog, and the suspects are expected to face a range of charges related to the mistreatment of the animal.