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SD lawmakers approve making animal cruelty a felony

March 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Legislature has approved a measure that would make animal cruelty a felony in South Dakota, the only state without such a penalty for cases involving severe animal abuse.

The House voted 54-15 to pass the measure…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD panel approves making animal cruelty a felony

February 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Chet Brokaw

PIERRE (AP) — A South Dakota legislative panel endorsed a measure Tuesday that would make animal cruelty a felony in South Dakota, the only state without a felony penalty for cases involving severe animal abuse.

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SD officials propose compromise animal cruelty law

January 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — State officials will ask the South Dakota Legislature to approve an animal cruelty measure intended to satisfy animal welfare organizations and livestock producers.

State Veterinarian Dustin Oedekoven says the measure would make …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD officials propose compromise animal cruelty law

January 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — State officials will ask the South Dakota Legislature to approve an animal cruelty measure intended to satisfy animal welfare organizations and livestock producers.

State Veterinarian Dustin Oedekoven says the measure would make …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

170 dogs seized from rural Cass County property

July 11, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WHEATLAND Cass County sheriff’s deputies say they have seized 170 dogs from two people at a rural property near Wheatland. Continue Reading

Bill makes animal cruelty a felony in North Dakota

April 24, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK North Dakota’s Legislature has made cruelty to animals a felony. Continue Reading

Senate passes animal cruelty bill; House to take it up

April 23, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK A bill to beef up penalties for people who harm animals has one last hurdle before it is sent to Gov. Jack Dalrymple for his signature. Continue Reading

ND man faces charges in starved cattle case

April 4, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK A North Dakota man faces charges stemming from what authorities say are the starvation deaths of more than 100 cattle on his McIntosh County farm. Continue Reading

SD Senate panel rejects animal cruelty measure

February 12, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

PIERRE, S.D. A South Dakota legislative panel has rejected a measure that sought to make aggravated cruelty to dogs, cats and horses a felony. Continue Reading

Nearly 70 horses seized due to neglect in Pennington Co.

January 17, 2013 in The Daily Republic

A court order approves the Sheriff’s Office’s plan to release several boarded horses to their actual owners and to transfer ownership of the remaining horses to new owners. Continue Reading