Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Bertie Co. animal cruelty case


Law officers pulled dozens of dogs from a Lewiston home and animal cruelty charges may soon follow.  

On Thursday, after repeatedly complaints about foul smells and noise coming from a home on Mitchell Street, Lewiston police found 46 dogs and three cats in the home.

Police chief Winston Panton says ammonia levels were so high, they had to call the fire department to ventilate the site.

Investigators say many of the animals were underweight and sick but they don’t believe 68-year-old Stephen Kypriandes meant to hurt them...  More