Felony Charges Filed In Greene County Dog Case

There are more charges against a man who authorities say was keeping more than thirty dogs near Hookerton.

Greene County animal control officers say Christopher McKinney is now charged with one felony count of animal torture and three felony counts of dog fighting.

Last month animal control found dogs at two locations that were without food, water or proper shelter. Some of the dogs were found cooped up in wire cages or tied down with thick heavy chains around their necks.

McKinney already was facing 49 misdemeanor counts of various animal cruelty charges.


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  • by bossman Location: martin/pitt co. on Dec 11, 2009 at 07:00 PM
    i have raise pittbulls for abt 20 yrs.none of my dogs i had never hurt nobody. i trust them more than i trust a lab or sheppard.i have had many differnt types.they are some very friendly loving dogs i ever own.some people that on these dogs dnt deserve to.just because you own 30 dogs dnt you fight them.it dnt make you a bad person cause you own these dogs.but everybody fall on hard times it dnt mean they are being cruel.if you cant feed 30dogs cut it down to 10 or 15.
  • by Police officer Location: wilson on Oct 23, 2009 at 03:06 AM
    so why you want people to sign theyre name big trix? this is an avenue to vent opinions, not to be bullied in the real world by thugs who want to intimidate instead of using theyre brain to give decent argument . there is no room here for "if you be a man sign your name" give me a break, go play a violent video game or something, lol
  • by Police officer Location: wilson on Oct 23, 2009 at 02:57 AM
    i disagree that pit bulls make good pets, as a police officer, i have first hand seen what these "good pets" do to people, including theyre own owners. i have seen it first hand multiple times and have had to shoot a pit, at the owners request, and she stood waving her arms that were missing flesh from her own dog attacking her, all because he was attacking another man and she tried to intervene, the other man had six hours of surgery for his wounds, and was covered in bites from head to toe. yeah, good pets.
  • by big trix Location: durham on Oct 21, 2009 at 06:26 PM
    I know first hand this is BS..He is a good guy not involved in this thing.Where are the facts? 15 bags of food was in the barn. 3 litters of pups account for half of the 30. Cooped up dogs were in brood pens. So please know the real facts and not hype up media facts. Ps if you a man sign your name..
  • by Anonymous Location: Ormondsville, NC on Oct 21, 2009 at 11:56 AM
    I have a full blooded pitbull and they make great pets. My dog is one of the sweetest most caring dogs I have ever been around. Please do not discriminate against dogs that have a bad reputation because of people like this. Pitbulls are fit for pets, as long as you treat them as a pet and not like this guy did. This guy deserves what he gets 100%. Luckily it was discovered.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 20, 2009 at 11:16 PM
    Maybe this guy should be tied up in a yard with heavy chains around his neck with no food, water, or shelter and left until he dies!
  • by Anonymous on Oct 20, 2009 at 04:07 PM
    this guy reminds me of a terrorist group. Born and bread to hate.Pitiful.
  • by sue Location: greenville on Oct 20, 2009 at 03:58 PM
    I agree with Anonymous the dogs don't deserve this treatment. Plus I say remember the guy that defended this man, I thought you were a jerk then but now I know you are. Jerk.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 20, 2009 at 03:04 PM
    Guess he did not read about Vic.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 20, 2009 at 02:45 PM
    I am not a fan of Pit Bulls but I love animals. These dogs are not fit for pets but they certainly DO NOT DESERVE this treatment. They are over bred. There is a reason for this and SOMEONE needs to put the breaks on who buys and breeds this creatures.
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