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CPD: Coventry Woman Faces Dog Neglect Charges

[CREDIT: CPD] Coventry Police have charged a local woman with animal neglect of two dogs found malnourished on Helen Avenue.

[CREDIT: CPD] Coventry Police have charged a local woman with animal neglect of two dogs found malnourished on Helen Avenue.
[CREDIT: CPD] Coventry Police have charged a local woman with animal neglect of two dogs found malnourished on Helen Avenue. Above, one of the dogs, its ribs clearly visible, photographed by Coventry Police.
COVENTRY, RI — Coventry Police arrested a local woman April 12 for cruelty to animals when officers discovered two dogs in her care were extremely malnourished.

That day, according to Coventry Police patrol officers and and Animal Control officers responded to the area of Helen Drive for the report of two stray dogs that appeared to be emaciated. Officers located two Pit Bull type dogs that were severely underweight, with their hips, spines, and ribs clearly visible through their skin. The dogs were also suffering from skin infections causing hair loss, along with old wounds to their face and head. These dogs were immediately taken to a local animal hospital for treatment

Police determined the owner of the dogs was Casey Mooney, 26, of 4 Lane 3, Mapleroot Village.

Police allege Mooney’s neglect in caring for the animals contributed to their current condition. Mooney responded to Coventry Police Headquarters April 18 for questioning, where she was ultimately

[CREDIT: CPD] Coventry Police repor the owner of two malnourished dogs found on Helen Avenue is Casey Mooney, 26, of 4 Lane 3, Mapleroot Village.
[CREDIT: CPD] Coventry Police repor the owner of two malnourished dogs found on Helen Avenue is Casey Mooney, 26, of 4 Lane 3, Mapleroot Village.
charged with two counts of Unnecessary Cruelty to Animal RIGL § 4-1-3 and two counts of Care of Dogs R.I.G.L. § 4-13- 42. After being processed at Coventry Police Headquarters, Miss Mooney will be due in 3rd District Court on May 15 at 9 a.m. for arraignment

The dogs remain in the care and custody of our dedicated Animal Control Officers and are not available for adoption at this time

Rob Borkowski
Author: Rob Borkowski

Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of WarwickPost.com. Contact him at [email protected] with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.

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