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Fayetteville woman accused of starving dog to death

Posted March 27, 2015

Quorcika Shacosiha Thomas

— Cumberland County authorities were searching Friday for a Fayetteville woman accused of starving a dog to death.

An arrest warrant was issued Thursday charging Quorcika Shacosiha Thomas with felony animal cruelty.

Cumberland County Animal Control received a tip in November that a pit bull mix named Princess had been buried in the backyard at 313 Nugget Court after dying of suspicious circumstances. When officers went to the home, Thomas denied them access to her property, authorities said.

Officers obtained a search warrant and found the remains of an emaciated dog behind the home. Another dog, malnourished but alive, was also seized from the property, authorities said.

A necropsy revealed that Princess had no diseases or conditions that would have caused its death other than starvation, authorities said.

Anyone with information on Thomas' whereabouts is asked to call the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office at 910-323-1500 or 910-677-5455 or Fayetteville/Cumberland County Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.

The case is the latest in a string of recent animal cruelty cases in Cumberland County, including other dogs that have allegedly been starved to death and a puppy that was thrown into a lake to drown.


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  • Andi Rueny Mar 28, 2015
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    A felony?

  • Sherrill Craig Mar 27, 2015
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    Someone PLEASE tell me how to pronounce Quorcika Shacosiha?? Holy Mackerel.

  • Janni Cone Mar 27, 2015
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    Please don't say put in a run g with some pits - first of all - she'd likely get licked and loved on. Secondly - you are simply perpetuating a pretty negative stereotype. and lastly, she needs jail time, not some weird sense of dog justice.

  • Mary Zulch Mar 27, 2015
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    This person is evil. She should never be allowed to walk amongst the general population again. We know she will, but, hopefully lifelong probation against owning any type of creature should help. Yeah, I know, a dream. Chances are it will be out a lot sooner than we all would hope. It will just do it again if It isn't watched. So sorry for Princess.

  • Lori De Stefano Mar 27, 2015
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    Need to hook her up out by that ring in her nose and let her starve. I really do think some people are just evil and seems to be either happening more or more are just getting caught. Piece of trash!

  • Sammy Macloud Mar 27, 2015
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    I vote for putting her in a ring with some pits, then starve her......Disgusting excuse for a human.....and that name....... :/

  • Chase Truman Mar 27, 2015
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    The evil in people shocks me every time.

  • Candy Hill Mar 27, 2015
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    What in the world!!