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Sidonia animal cruelty prompts NWSPCA

Sidonia animal cruelty prompts NWSPCA
Josh Pool, Native Way Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals chief investigator, said he is in the process of waiting to bring five counts of aggravated animal cruelty and seven counts of animal cruelty against a Sidonia man.
According to a report issued by Pool, the Dresden agency was called to the scene of an abandoned home on Gaylord Road in Sidonia for a case of alleged animal cruelty by the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department on Monday.
The abandoned home, which appeared to have burned, housed five dogs which had no food, water or adequate shelter to escape from the elements, according to Pool. One of the dogs was pregnant.
In Pool’s report, each of the dogs at the scene were malnourished, dehydrated and infested with fleas and ticks.
The abandoned property is owned by Joey Rivers. Pool said on Wednesday that his agency was waiting for the WCSD to file the necessary paperwork needed to seize the animals to begin veterinary care.
Currently, the NWSPCA has 39 dogs at its Dresden location that have been recovered from incidents throughout the county.
The non-profit organization also has 29 canines in foster homes throughout the county and seven horses.
For more information about the NWSPCA, visit its website at A petition is also available on-line to reform animal cruelty laws in Tennessee. Visit the website at
WCP 6.24.10