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Man Arrested For Animal Abuse And Neglect

February 13, 2019

CHRISTIANSTED, ST.CROIX USVI - On February 12, 2019, at around 6:00 am, the VIPD Animal Cruelty Investigator arrested 59-year-old Alfred John pursuant to an arrest warrant issued by a Superior Court Magistrate for the charges of Animal Abuse 2nd Degree, Animal Neglect 1st and 2nd Degree.

Alfred John
Alfred John

On March 13, 2018, police were notified of a foul odor coming from a home in Estate Union Mount Washington. Upon the officer arrival, two dead dogs were discovered on Alfred John’s property and another dog was found on the verge of dying.

Dog
Surviving dog

All three dogs were tied to abandoned cars in an open field with no food, water or shelter for a long period of time, according to police.

Bail was set at $1,000.00. Alfred John was released on his own recognizance after advise of rights hearing. The third dog was eventually adopted after a few weeks at the St. Croix Animal Welfare Center.

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