The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Local News

April 4, 2014

UPDATED: Athens Police: Renters left dogs to die

The renters of an Athens home who allegedly moved out and left their two dogs to die have been charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty, an official said Friday.

The couple, now living in a local motel, told police they meant to return for the dogs but did not have a vehicle, Police Chief Floyd Johnson said.

The landlord found the two dogs March 20 while doing an inspection after the tenants moved out of the home, which is located in the 2100 block of Lindsay Lane, the chief said.

City Code Enforcement Officer Ty Barrett and Athens Police Investigator Tim McIntire investigated and determined the animals had not been fed, given water or taken care of in several days, Johnson said.

“He interviewed the owners of the animals and he was told they intended to go back and get the animals but they didn’t have a car so they never returned,” Johnson said.

McIntire obtained arrest warrants for Christopher Warren Adkins, 36, and Shannon Lynn Adkins, 35, both of the Bomar Inn at 1101 U.S. 31 South,  Room 124, on misdemeanor charges of cruelty to animals.

1
Text Only
Local News
Photos


Poll

Which foreign crisis is the biggest threat to the security of the United States?

Russia-Ukraine
Israel-Palestine
Iraq
None of the above
     View Results
Facebook
AP Video
US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating
Twitter Updates
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Business Marquee