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Dead animals found; Youngstown man to face cruelty charges

Published: Mon, February 23, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m.


YOUNGSTOWN — A city man faces charges after police found the remains of several wild animals and livestock at his home.

Police arrived at 1334 Lans-downe Blvd. on Thursday afternoon to what officers described as a gruesome scene.

After surveying the property, authorities asked the homeowner, Edward Hall, 64, if they could investigate further.

Police found dead goats, rabbits, pigeons and a cow on the property, as well as more than 50 other wild animals and livestock that were alive, but visibly malnourished.

Police on the scene said cages the animals lived in were filthy and covered in feces. All the cages lacked fresh food, water and blankets to keep the animals warm.

They said many of the animal remains were decomposed down to skeletal form, and it looked as if some of the live animals used the carcasses for warmth and food.

Police also discovered that Hall had no gas or electricity inside his home.

The surviving animals were removed from the residence.

Hall was taken into custody and faces charges of cruelty to animals and keeping and maintaining wild animals and livestock.

He will appear in Youngstown Municipal Court at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Hall may face additional cruelty-to-animal charges after an assessment has been completed on the surviving animals.


1aeparish(669 comments)posted 7 years, 5 months ago

People are sick.

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2luvsdogs(70 comments)posted 7 years, 5 months ago

Sick, sick, sick, another sicko in Youngstown. It's not even 4 months since the High Caliber K9 Steve Croley horrific case 7 died of starvation, 12 starved and here we go again. These poor animals, how can people do these things? I hope all the proper procedures were followed this time otherwise they will drop the charges again and another animal killer gets away with a slap on the wrist.

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3animallover(86 comments)posted 7 years, 5 months ago

Same man, almost same crime! What is wrong with these people!! I kept saying it will happen again and believe me Croley will strike again too!!

Animal Charities needs to wake up!!!!!

Published: Friday, August 19, 2005
Discovery of dead animals leads to 16 cruelty charges

The defendant also faces charges in Campbell Municipal Court.

YOUNGSTOWN — As many as 16 animal cruelty charges were to be filed today against 61-year-old Edward Hall, whose East Side property was strewn with dead and nearly dead animals, an investigator says.

Lorrie Byo, Animal Charity humane investigator, said Thursday that there was a scramble to house nearly 40 live animals found at 1334 Lansdowne Boulevard. She said roughly 40 more were found dead.

Byo said Hall had a mixture of live and dead dogs, cats, chickens, pigeons, rabbits and goats. Large goats were in small pens with no food or water, she said.

A pigeon coop had one live pigeon and so many dead an accurate count wasn't immediately known, she said.

Byo said she would file 16 animal cruelty charges in municipal court today, maybe more.

Added charges

In a related matter, Hall was in court Thursday for arraignment on two counts of failure to register vicious dogs and failure to confine vicious dogs. Dave Nelson, deputy dog warden, said the dogs are pit bulls.

Hall pleaded innocent and will be back in court Sept. 2 for a pretrial.

As Hall began to leave court Thursday, he was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court for a domestic violence charge. Byo said Hall, who visited her Thursday afternoon, was released from jail pending arraignment in the domestic violence case because he has a doctor's appointment today.

Hall, who also has property at 6712 McGuffey Road in Coitsville, was to be arraigned today in Campbell Municipal Court on four counts of animal cruelty and four counts of improper disposal of raw rendering material. The latter charges refer to not burying dead animals deep enough.

Byo said Hall had starving animals at the McGuffey Road property.
Friday, August 19, 2005

The defendant also faces charges in Campbell Municipal Court.

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