Cases of Interest

Abandonment of animals and common sense invites the senseless to occur

Overview

In 2008, MSPCA Officer Lesley Hampson began an investigation of a young man who allegedly had abandoned two cats in an apartment for several weeks. Officer Hampson obtained and executed a search warrant. Unfortunately, one of the two cats that had been abandoned in the apartment was too emaciated and dehydrated to respond to respond adequately to treatment. 

Outcome

Shortly before trial, the defendant entered into a plea agreement in which he submitted to probation for nine months and completed thirty hours of community service.