Greene County Man Due In Court Facing Animal Cruelty Charges

A man accused of animal cruelty, animal torture and dog fighting is due in court Friday.

Christopher McKinney is due in court in Greene County Friday. Animal control officers found dogs near Hookerton in September, with no food, water or proper shelter. Some dogs were found cooped up in a wire cage or tied down with thick heavy chains around their neck.


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  • by Anonymous on Jan 10, 2010 at 10:42 PM
    I know this guy personnally, and it really saddens me to see how easy it is for the media to report a story so inaccurately. This guy was a good owner. He had proper shelter for all of his dogs and would never let them go without food or water. Even after his dogs were taken from him he continued to pay more than $200 a day to keep his dogs. Explain how dogs can be removed from an owner that takes care of them only to be killed by animal control! This is a sad case for both the dogs and owner.
  • by Karen L. Location: VA on Jan 10, 2010 at 07:16 PM
    If this is what this man was engaged in, I do not feel he will get out with a slap on his wrist. What happens to the dogs? Will they be given a chance? Will they be killed? The law will take care of the man but who will take care of the dogs and give them a chance?
  • by Amy Location: Martin County on Jan 8, 2010 at 02:20 PM
    Give him the same treatment as he did the animals. I hope all the animals will get good homes.
  • by pete Location: grifton on Jan 8, 2010 at 11:14 AM
    Put him in the ring with some pit bull dog's and may the better dog win.
  • by Amy Location: Greenville on Jan 8, 2010 at 09:54 AM
    You are so right Anonymous! I totally agree! We all know he will only get a fine and MAYBE some probation but thats it. The judical system does not help animals.......there should be very strict laws since this kind of thing happens way too often.
  • by Curious Location: Greenville on Jan 8, 2010 at 09:27 AM
    I hope this guy or anyone involved with him get the maximum punishment for the way these animals have been treated.
  • by J.Lo on Jan 8, 2010 at 06:16 AM
    This animal should be locked up in jail and pay the price for the mistreatment of these dogs.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 8, 2010 at 05:09 AM
    Do you think this big dummy is thinking about himself what a low life peice of crap he is? We are not. We know he is. Hey all you idiots! STOP HARMING ANIMALS AND SEND OBAMA (ONE YOU ELECTED!) A MESSAGE THAT YOU NEED A JOB!!!!!!!! TOO MUCH TIME ON THESE FOOLS HANDS.
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