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Man cited into court on animal cruelty charges

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Dyersburg Police issued a misdemeanor citation to a Dyersburg man after discovering that his dogs were being neglected. On Tuesday, Jan. 22, at approximately 3:44 p.m., a DPD officer on patrol was flagged down by a concerned person who reported that a man who lives on Countryman Street was neglecting his dogs. The officer proceeded to 1633 Countryman and discovered three dogs that appeared to be malnourished with their ribs visible. One of the dogs was trapped under a shed and unable get out on his own. The officer, with the assistance of a Dyer County Humane Society worker, were able to free the dog by raising the corner of the shed.

Sylvester Simpson, 1633 Countryman St., Dyersburg, Tenn. was cited to Dyersburg City Court for cruelty to animals with a court date of Jan. 29. All three dogs were turned over to the Humane Society.

"We are thankful for the concerned person that reported the alleged abuse, and encourage anyone with information about possible animal abuse to contact law enforcement," said DPD Capt. Steve Isbell. "We, along with the Humane Society, investigate all allegations of animal abuse or neglect and depend on the public to report this type of senseless crime."

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I detest any one abusing animals it's the same as child abuse!

-- Posted by chief_ty20 on Thu, Jan 24, 2013, at 9:04 AM

No one should abuse either one, but to suggest that an animal and a child are are equal just may be part of the problem we are experiencing in our society today.

-- Posted by Dybgtaxpayer on Thu, Jan 24, 2013, at 9:59 AM

Certainly no one equates a child and an animal, but a domestic animal is just as helpless and dependent as a child. Both are made by God and should be cared for and loved here on earth!

-- Posted by Jazzybrad on Fri, Jan 25, 2013, at 8:38 AM

All abuse is wrong and sometimes evil, whether it be abuse of animals, children, drugs, food, humans, seniors, ones self, alcohol, public trust, the law or another persons trust.

-- Posted by Mister-D on Sun, Jan 27, 2013, at 10:42 PM

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