Man Facing Over Three Dozen Animal Cruelty Counts Due In Court

A man facing more than three dozen animal cruelty charges is due in court in Bertie County.

Stephen Kyprianades is due in Bertie County this morning. Authorities say they found 46 dogs and three cats at his home in Lewistown in May. The animals produced near lethal levels of ammonia in his house, lawmen say.

Many of the animals remain up for adoption. The Humane Society has waived the adoption fee to help find them good homes.


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  • by EG Location: Ahoskie on Sep 29, 2009 at 05:34 PM
    I knew of this man, met him, have talked to him. I do not agree with so many animals in a small space that you actually can not take care of. However, he is not a bad man, he is a loving caring man with a big heart. Animals love you unconditionally and do not judge. He did live in the same conditions as these animals. I watched him spend his last cent on antibiotics for sick ones, his last dollar on what dog food he could buy, I have seen tears fall from his eyes because he could not afford to do what was best or necessary. He took stranded starving animals and gave them companionship and food. I agree he could have went about it a different way, but maybe he new no other way. Before I got into the helping animals scene, I new no other way. I dont believe he had the means to do anything else but care and do what he could. We should be helping and teaching people who are attempting to help, and punish the ones abusing, starving and dumping these animals. Which is how they got there.
  • by BCHS Volunteer Location: Bertie County Humane Society on Sep 24, 2009 at 07:17 AM
    The animals are in the Bertie County Humane Society in Windsor, NC. You can contact the Humane Society at 252-325-3647. Thank you for caring, and any good deeds you can do will be greatly appreciated by all, both humans and especially the animals.
  • by summer Location: wash on Sep 24, 2009 at 07:00 AM
    Those poor animals!! He should be forced to stay in the same condition with no way out! What he did those animals he should have the same! EYE FOR AN EYE !!!!!
  • by Justin Location: Greenville on Sep 24, 2009 at 06:20 AM
    I adopted one from the Bertie shelter, She is such a sweetheart but is terrified of everything, this sorry excuse of a man has screwed these animals up bad. She was terrified to be outside because she never had been out of that pit of a house. I hope they throw the book at him and give hime the max punishment.
  • by Ashley Location: Greenville on Sep 24, 2009 at 03:46 AM
    It would help, if I knew what Shelter they were being contained, so that I could contact them about Fostering. Also, so I could enlighten my network of other rescuers, as well. Does anyone happen to know the exact shelter or are they spread out throughout the County? Thanks.
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