Philip Malencore is accused of neglecting 188 animals in his care, together with sheep, donkeys, birds, canine, and a miniature horse.
BERWICK, Pa. — A Berwick, Columbia County man has been charged with committing 353 counts of animal cruelty, together with 11 felonies and 7 misdemeanors, for alleged acts of cruelty in opposition to a complete of 188 animals in his care, in response to the Pennsylvania SPCA.
Humane Legislation Enforcement Officers and the Briar Creek Township Police Division executed an arrest warrant Wednesday in opposition to Philip Malencore at his Berwick property, the PSPCA mentioned.
Beforehand, on Wednesday, April 21, the PSPCA mentioned its officers executed a search warrant at Malencore’s property over considerations for animal welfare, eradicating a complete of 188 animals within the course of.
Among the many animals rescued had been:
- 112 pigeons
- 37 rabbits, together with newborns
- 13 sheep, together with younger lambs
- 13 doves; six chickens
- two geese
- two canine
- one peacock
- one miniature horse
- one donkey
The animals had been faraway from the property over considerations for unsanitary housing, lack of potable water and lack of veterinary care, the PSPCA mentioned.
Malencore is being charged on the felony stage for knowingly and deliberately torturing a donkey who was noticed to have overgrown hooves inflicting extended ache and struggling, in response to the PSPCA. He’s charged with failure to offer veterinary look after the donkey in addition to two grownup rabbits, ensuing within the demise of 1 rabbit, and failure to offer mandatory sustenance to seven sheep which had been discovered to be in an emaciated physique situation, the PSPCA mentioned.
On the misdemeanor stage, Malencore is dealing with prices for failure to offer mandatory veterinary care to a mini horse who was underweight with extreme dental abnormalities, together with ulcers contained in the mouth, failure to offer mandatory sustenance to a few underweight grownup sheep, inflicting bodily harm, and failure to offer mandatory veterinary care to 2 canine and one rabbit, the PSPCA mentioned.
The canine examined constructive for Lyme illness, offered with ticks connected and had been discovered to have whipworms, in response to the PSPCA.
Abstract offenses embody failure to offer entry to scrub and sanitary shelter and safety from the weather for all animals seized from his property, recklessly illtreating eight sheep by failing to sheer them, inflicting their coats to be so overgrown they grew to become onerous with fecal soiling and unsanitary coats, and failure to offer entry to potable water for 139 of his animals, in response to the PSPCA.
“The sheer variety of animals on this case who had been subjected to cruelty and neglect is staggering,” mentioned Nicole Wilson, Director of Humane Legislation Enforcement & Shelter Operations on the Pennsylvania SPCA, in a press launch asserting the arrest. “As we search justice for all of the animals, we’re concurrently making certain that they’re being given the required care by our medical and animal care employees and are on the street to restoration.”
Up to now, Malencore has refused to give up the animals, the PSPCA mentioned. They are going to stay within the group’s protecting custody till he does so or till the adjudication of the case, in response to the PSPCA.