Clearfield County Residents Pending Animal Cruelty Charges After Shooting and Mistreating Dog

MAHAFFEY, Pa. – Three residents of Clearfield County are facing pending charges of animal cruelty and neglect. State Police have identified a 60-year-old man, a 31-year-old woman, and a 16-year-old boy as suspects in the alleged shooting and mistreatment of a dog near Mahaffey.

According to authorities, an English Mastiff dog was discovered in Greenwood Township with a gunshot wound to its head, a shoestring tied around its muzzle, and in poor health. The dog is currently receiving treatment at animal hospitals in State College and Pittsburgh as it recovers from its injuries.

The suspects have reportedly confessed to acts of animal cruelty, and criminal charges against the three individuals will be filed soon in the magisterial district court.

The case serves as a reminder of the importance of taking animal cruelty and neglect seriously. It also highlights the significance of holding individuals accountable for their actions in cases of animal abuse.

The injured dog’s recovery and the impending legal action against the suspects demonstrate the efforts to seek justice and provide care for mistreated animals.

The dog’s resilience in the face of cruelty, as well as the swift response from law enforcement and animal welfare professionals, underscore the ongoing commitment to protect and advocate for the well-being of animals.