Archive for Monday, September 24, 2012

Tonganoxie woman found guilty of three counts of animal cruelty

September 24, 2012


A 34-year-old Tonganoxie woman has been found guilty of three counts of animal cruelty in Leavenworth County District Court. Sarah Hoppins, 34, was found guilty of the charges Friday after judge Gunnar Sundby heard from witnesses for the defense.

The case was continued from Sept. 4 when Sundby heard from the prosecution.

The Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office started an investigation in June after residents noticed three dogs were left with no food or water at Hoppins’ residence. Deputies found that two of the dogs were chained up and none of the dogs had food or water, Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson said. Outside temperatures were 98 degrees with a heat index of 105. The area to which the two chained dogs were confined also was littered with feces. The dogs were taken to animal control, where they were evaluated and found to be underweight and infected with parasites. The dogs received veterinary care and were placed with animal control.

Sentencing is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26.


whatever95 5 years, 4 months ago

How about chaining her outside without food & water for hours?

feetup 5 years, 4 months ago

make it she can wallow in HER own feces!

somedude20 5 years, 4 months ago

Man, if they gave the cat who killed Rachel Leake 6 months, it would not surprise me if they gave ole Sarah the key to the city. Does she have any childern? If so, many who torture aniamls do the same or worse to humans, check it out.

Phoghorn 5 years, 4 months ago

Different county, pardner - but I see your point.

somedude20 5 years, 4 months ago

"The FBI has found that a history of cruelty to animals is one of the traits that regularly appear in its computer records of serial rapists and murderers. The standard diagnostic and treatment manual for psychiatric and emotional disorders lists cruelty to animals as a diagnostic criterion for conduct disorders.

A study conducted by Northeastern University and the Massachusetts SPCA found that people who abuse animals are five times more likely to commit violent crimes against humans. The majority of inmates who are scheduled to be executed for murder at California's San Quentin penitentiary "practiced" their crimes on animals, according to the warden."

kawrivercrow 5 years, 4 months ago

I bet you have a bunch of chained-up dogs walking around on a small patch of bare dirt and feces, don't you?

somedude20 5 years, 4 months ago

Have fun with your fishing ( for attention) expedition. Cats like you, when feeling unloved and unwanted by our cruel society ought to hit the Bird or The Out House! I expect that you will find the (paid for) nurturing you so badly desire.

Flap Doodle 5 years, 4 months ago

Pity that "getting medieval" isn't an option for the court.

scarlett 5 years, 4 months ago

Animal abuse is a serious issue. This news is not sensational, it is sad. People should know it happens. If you don't like it, perhaps you could use that scroll key. Or perhaps it hits too close to home for you. How many poor animals are stuck with you?

Jkern6604 5 years, 4 months ago are awesome! I love your response to the idiot before you.

Jkern6604 5 years, 4 months ago

I'm down with feetup's suggestion. Sounds perfectly fair.

auntmimi210 5 years, 4 months ago

Thank goodness for the neighbors ! We all need to keep an eye out for this. I'm sure it happens more than we'd want to know.

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