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Tiverton woman charged with animal cruelty

Arrest follows discovery of two emaciated dogs

Posted 9/9/20

TIVERTON — After requesting assistance from the RI Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RISPCA), Tiverton Police have charged a local woman with cruel treatment of her two …

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Tiverton woman charged with animal cruelty

Arrest follows discovery of two emaciated dogs

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TIVERTON — After requesting assistance from the RI Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RISPCA), Tiverton Police have charged a local woman with cruel treatment of her two dogs.

Amanda M. Medeiros, 30, of 40 Lawrence Court, Tiverton, was arrested Thursday afternoon on charges including animal cruelty and failure to obtain rabies vaccination. 

On August 26, the RISPCA Division of Law Enforcement responded to a Tiverton location at the request of the Tiverton animal control officer.

According to animal control, there were two pit bull-type dogs on the premises, in plain view, that appeared to be in need of immediate medical attention, RISPCA reports. After further investigation, both dogs were seized by RISPCA and immediately transported to an emergency veterinary facility.

“One dog can be described as an 8-year-old male, named Remy, that was found to be emaciated and in extremely poor body condition as all of the dog’s boney structures were clearly visible through his fur coat and he was void of any fat or muscle mass. 

“The second dog can be described as a 5-year-old female, named Beni, that was found to be underweight and with a large tumor on her rear hind quarter. Both dog’s nails were extremely overgrown.”

“The Rhode Island SPCA would like to thank the Tiverton Police Department and Animal Control for their assistance with this investigation. The dogs are currently in the care of the RISPCA and receiving medical attention. We we will keep you updated on the progress of the case.”

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