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Raleigh man faces animal cruelty charges

Posted June 28, 2010

— A Raleigh man is facing animal cruelty charges.

According to a search warrant, Raleigh police went to Pablo Velez's house to serve an outstanding warrant and detected a strong odor of feces.

When the officer looked through the window, he discovered feces on the floor and wall, along with several animals living in the unsanitary conditions.

At least one of the dogs was injured, according to the warrant.

Three dogs were confiscated.

Velez was released on $1,000 bond.


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  • Squirreling Dervish Jun 28, 2010


    I'm a vegetarian...

  • LocalYokel Jun 28, 2010

    Ever seen an intensive poultry farming operation? Its bizarre to hear meat eaters comment on animal cruelty.

  • paddie Jun 28, 2010

    Taxman, affordability has nothing to do with cleanliness and abuse. How did that dog get injured? This guy is a total piece of excretement. I am sick and tired of all the animal abuse that goes on.

  • lprop Jun 28, 2010

    the bond should have been 10,000.00

  • ToTheBeach Jun 28, 2010

    Too bad Susie's Law hasn't gone into effect yet.

  • Tax Man Jun 28, 2010

    Why do people have pets they cannot care for? No one forced him to keep these dogs.

  • REALY Jun 28, 2010

    he needs to burn