GPD report: No indication of dog fighting in case of alleged cruelty to animals

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A Griffin man – Courtney Montez Thomas, age 35 – has been charged with animal cruelty as the Griffin Police Department (GPD) is investigating the circumstances that resulted in one dog being euthanized and the placement of three others in the custody of Spalding County Animal Control. The investigation began Saturday, […]

Jake the Dog continues to fight for his life after being rescued in felony animal cruelty case

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Jake the Dog is now a smiling frisky pup, but most importantly, he is safe and fighting his way to good health. Jake was discovered and rescued by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office when deputies attempted to serve an arrest warrant. He was located in the back yard of a residence […]

Three arrested in case of felony animal cruelty

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Apprehension Unit, while in the process of executing an arrest warrant, uncovered a case of alleged animal cruelty that resulted in the arrest of three individuals. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, at approximately 9:46 on Aug. 2, deputies with the Spalding […]

Details emerge regarding animal cruelty complaint against GPD officer

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A Thursday afternoon Facebook post accusing an officer of the Griffin Police Department of animal cruelty led to calls for the officer’s termination. Posted under a Facebook account identified by the name Jordin Elizabeth Mitchell, the complaint read, “I’ve never been so appalled by an officer before.” It went on to […]

Owner of “Griffin Mud Dogs” now jailed

STAFF REPORTS ::: Susan Collier, owner of the “Griffin Mud Dogs” was on Wednesday, July 22, sentenced in Spalding County Magistrate Court to sixty days in the Spalding County Jail for 34 counts of dogs kept in unsanitary conditions. Collier, entered a plea of guilty to 34 counts of dogs kept in unsanitary conditions, 15 […]