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Suspected animal abuser arrested in Alabama

2/22/2024
Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell has announced the arrest of Lester Paul Richmond, 36, who was facing a grand jury warrant for animal cruelty. Richmond was arrested in Troy, Alabama, on …

Chandler woman accused of animal abuse due in court …

2/8/2024
A court date for a woman accused of 77 counts of animal abuse-related charges has been postponed. Sydney McKinley is due in Chandler Municipal Court, 200 E. Chicago St., Downtown Chandler, 8:30 …

Judge dismisses Chandler woman’s appeal for return …

1/6/2024
Thursday, a judge dismissed Sydney McKinley’s appeal to have 13 dogs returned to her from the Arizona Humane Society. McKinley was jailed briefly Sept. 22 after 55 live and five deceased …

Chandler Council makes animal ordinance law

12/5/2023
Even though there wasn’t a lengthy discussion about a new animal abuse ordinance, the Chandler City Council took a historic action at its regular meeting. Council gave final approval to an …

Chandler Council gives first approval to animal-abuse …

11/10/2023
Long before a woman was arrested in late September in Chandler on animal abuse charges, the city government had been studying upgrading and further detailing its own policies and laws. Chandler …

Chandler woman appeals judge’s decision about 13 …

10/30/2023
A Chandler woman has appealed a judge’s decision in an animal seizure hearing, the city of Chandler announced late last week in a news release. Sydney McKinley, 48, also known as April …

Judge denies petition to return animals to Chandler …

10/11/2023
A municipal court judge ruled Wednesday that a woman cannot bring home 13 animals after she was charged last month with 55 counts of animal abuse. After a three-plus-hour Chandler Municipal …

Chandler Police seek those who interacted with accused …

9/28/2023
The Chandler Police Department asked the public for help Thursday after a district attorney returned a case to CPD involving animal abuse allegations. In a statement, Chandler Police said the …

Council heard from public on alleged animal abuser

9/27/2023
Prior to the Chandler Police Department announcing Friday that a woman had been jailed on 55 counts of animal abuse, a woman came to speak to the Chandler City Council about the situation at …

Chandler Police address animal abuse allegations

9/20/2023
The Chandler Police Department announced Wednesday that it's aware of a social media post alleging a case of animal abuse occurring in the city. "In coordination with the Arizona Humane Society, …

Judge dismisses Chandler woman’s appeal for return …

1/5/2023
Thursday, a judge dismissed Sydney McKinley’s appeal to have 13 dogs returned to her from the Arizona Humane Society. McKinley was jailed briefly Sept. 22 after 55 live and five deceased …

Phoenix police find six dead dogs in home, nine others …

6/25/2019
A Phoenix woman is accused of neglecting 15 dogs at a home, resulting in the deaths of six of them. Authorities report Blanche Lopez, 61, was arrested on 15 counts of animal cruelty. According …