30 dogs seized from residence west of Jonesboro - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

30 dogs seized from residence west of Jonesboro

(Source: Angie Heringer) (Source: Angie Heringer)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

A local animal right's organization seized more than 30 dogs from a residence west of Jonesboro Thursday afternoon, according to the Craighead County Sheriff's Office.

Volunteers with Arkansas Angels 4 Animals went to a residence on Craighead County Road 160 Thursday afternoon, where they claim to have found 31 dogs in a trailer. The animals were living in “horrid” conditions, according to Angie Heringer.

Craighead County Sheriff's Investigator Rusty Grigsby told Region 8 News that the case is under investigation. He said his job was to “keep the peace” while AA4A “rescued” the dogs.

Sheriff Marty Boyd said his office assisted the organization with obtaining a search warrant.

The animals have since been taken to a local vet, where veterinarians are providing care, Heringer said.

The owner, who has not been charged, can file a petition in district court to keep the animals within 15 days of the seizure. A prosecutor will then look at the petition and determine what happens to the dogs.

Copyright 2015 KAIT. All rights reserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Man recently released from jail shot to death in St. Louis

    Man recently released from jail shot to death in St. Louis

    Saturday, May 26 2018 3:06 PM EDT2018-05-26 19:06:06 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Authorities say a man shot to death on a St. Louis street near Interstate 70 had been released from jail only a week earlier.

    Authorities say a man shot to death on a St. Louis street near Interstate 70 had been released from jail only a week earlier.

  • A-State's disaster preparedness program ranked as top in nation

    A-State's disaster preparedness program ranked as top in nation

    Friday, May 25 2018 1:30 PM EDT2018-05-25 17:30:28 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 8:42 AM EDT2018-05-26 12:42:43 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Arkansas State University’s Regional Center for Disaster Preparedness was honored recently by a college ranking website, College Choice.

    Arkansas State University’s Regional Center for Disaster Preparedness was honored recently by a college ranking website, College Choice.

  • Local high school graduates inaugural senior class

    Local high school graduates inaugural senior class

    Friday, May 25 2018 11:05 PM EDT2018-05-26 03:05:02 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 11:36 PM EDT2018-05-26 03:36:46 GMT
    KIPP graduated their inaugural senior class. (Source: KAIT-TV)KIPP graduated their inaugural senior class. (Source: KAIT-TV)
    KIPP graduated their inaugural senior class. (Source: KAIT-TV)KIPP graduated their inaugural senior class. (Source: KAIT-TV)

    It's a milestone for the 36 graduating seniors for one local high school.

    It's a milestone for the 36 graduating seniors for one local high school.

Powered by Frankly