Frederick Man, 34, charged with animal cruelty for alleged abuse of 2 Cane Corso puppies – CBS Baltimore
BALTIMORE (WJZ) –A 34-year-old Frederick man has been charged with six counts of animal abuse or neglect after he allegedly abused two Cane Corso puppies, the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday.
On December 15, authorities obtained a search warrant for the residence of Tiree Lynell Peck in the 6600 block of Granville Court after receiving a tip about animal abuse. They removed the puppies and collected evidence.
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Following a joint investigation by the Frederick County Animal Control Division and the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Section, officials allege Peck tied the dogs ‘for extended periods of time’, limiting their access to food and water and their ability to sit and stand.
Local officials were told Peck allegedly injured the dogs by muzzling them with “a makeshift device”, police said.
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On Wednesday, February 2, the sheriff’s office served Peck with a felony summons.
David Luckenbaugh, acting director of the Frederick County Division of Animal Control, said his organization was pushing for custody of the dogs.
“The owner repeatedly refused to voluntarily turn over the property to FCDAC for us to watch over the dogs until the criminal case was completed,” he said. “Once the case is over, we will do everything we can to get custody through the court process. We categorically oppose returning custody of the dogs to Mr. Peck.
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If successful, animal control will seek to place the dogs in a breed-specific shelter.