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Man Charged With Animal Cruelty at Parkville Shelter

Anthony Joseph Geer, 29, was arrested and charged with 23 counts of animal cruelty on Thursday.

A Cambridge man was arrested Thursday nearly a month after being charged with and charged with animal cruelty involving at least 18 puppies at a Parkville animal shelter.

Anthony Joseph Geer, 29, faces 23 counts of animal cruelty in connection with the incident.

Police officers found the puppies and 5 dogs "in deplorable condition" at Baltimore Animal Rescue Network, in the 8600 block of Quentin Avenue, on Jan. 24, according to a news release from the office of Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger.

Three of the puppies had to be euthanized immediately due to their condition.

 

A booking photo of Geer was not made immediately available by the Dorchester County Sherriff's Department. Charging documents are attached to this article as a .pdf.

Geer was arrested Feb. 21 in Dorchester after the Baltimore County State's Attorney's office charged him late last month following a joint effort between the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Animal Control, the release states.

He is being held on $30,000 bond at the Dorchester County Detention Center.

"Officers responded based on a complaint to animal control about the location," said John Cox, a spokesman for the states attorney's office. The charges were then filed by the Animal Abuse Unit at the States Attorney's Office.

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SJ March 27, 2013 at 04:51 PM
@ D Schmid: Agreed!!
SJ March 27, 2013 at 05:13 PM
Hahaha first you misread my comment, now I was too "emotionally" responsive but not "sympathetic". I think it's obvious that everyone is disgusted by this man and what these animals went through, including myself. No, once again, I am not related or affiliated in any way with the dog abuser. I was responding under this thread, started by "J", responded to by "CSi" where the reply was "I can't believe your aunt didn't pick up on it", which was a ridiculous comment for her to make. This was even more ridiculous because she "couldn't believe her aunt hadn't picked up on" the situation, meanwhile, the commenter herself had physically gone into the house, seen it, obviously was upset by it, and still didn't report it. In regards to your comment about my "emotional" response, CSi had an "emotional" and "sympathetic" response, but did she actually take action and report it? No. Why don't you go off on her, then? Had this been a "poor puppy boo hoo" thread, I may have answered differently, and perhaps more "sympathetically". There are other news sources besides the Patch, where you can find more information about the case. It was featured on the evening news. You can find other links posted throughout these comments. That is how I (and maybe even YOU, TOO!) can find more information about it. Again, please work on your reading comprehension skills. I hear Hooked on Phonics did wonders for kids in the 90's, maybe you can find it on eBay.
C. Majka March 27, 2013 at 07:40 PM
Let me see the owner being an active military member was relocated outside the USA. Since the economy is horrible the family had a difficult time selling their home and hoped to return to that home upon the end of their relocation so they decided to contact a realtor who would find a suitable tenant to rent the home until they could return to the USA. I think they did things right and used a realtor to make sure that the tenant would be background checked and an appropriate person to rent their home. So while they go on their way to serve their country and protect our freedoms a loser who passed all background checks moves their CRIMINAL son into the basement. Mind you this is August of 2012 and by Oct 2012 the owner was notified of some issues regarding dogs in the house. Authorities were contacted to remove this person from their home since it was stated that no pets were to allowed in her home. No one thought this was a puppy selling idiot. As a landlord you cannot just show up without notice and when a scheduled visit was made to investigate there were no dogs in the home. Authorities held back in order to catch the perpetrators. If the so called puppy buyers would have reported what they had seen the investigation may have ended sooner. I guess once you get a sweet pup in your hands then to hell with the other dogs that are left behind. It wasn't fun watching sick puppies be put down right before your eyes. Quit speculating it isn't very becoming.
Monte April 15, 2013 at 06:09 PM
What a horrible and sad story, poor pups. Was he associated with dogs in danger rescue/east coast adoption agency?
Stephanie Anne Equality Trump April 15, 2013 at 06:49 PM
Monte - No, Mr Geer was not/ is not associated with Dogs In Danger Rescue, Inc/East Coast Adoption Agency Coast Adoption Agency.

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