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2015-05-06 / News Briefs

Moseley man faces charges after cops find dogs in pen

By Donna Burch
CONTRIBUTING WRITER


Nunnally Nunnally A Moseley man has been charged with animal cruelty after an animal control officer discovered several emaciated dogs at his home last month.

According to the Chesterfield Police Department, an officer responded to the Sappony Road home of William D. Nunnally Jr., 46, on March 8 after receiving a complaint of a dog running at large. Finding no one at home, the officer left a note on Nunnally’s door. The officer returned to Nunnally’s residence on April 1 after Nunnally failed to respond to the officer’s note.

“At this time, there was a pen with three dogs in it, and they appeared to be emaciated,” said Capt. David Fuller with the Chesterfield Police Department’s Community Services Division.

The dogs, including a beagle and two hound mixes, allegedly had no food and little water in their pen. They were seized by the officer and taken to a vet for treatment. They are being held at the Chesterfield Animal Shelter pending Nunnally’s May 13 court date.

Nunnally faces multiple charges, including one count of allowing a dog to run at large, one count of not having a kennel license, seven counts of animal cruelty and seven counts of not having up-to-date rabies vaccinations.

This isn’t the first time hunting dogs have been seized by county animal control officers due to poor treatment.

Last January, Anthony R. Paschall, 39, of Oak Hill Road, Cumberland, was charged with six counts of animal cruelty after he left 14 hounds without food or water in a pen at the Appomattox Game Club in the 19900 block of River Road. In March, Paschall was sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to pay $7,598 in restitution. He was required to relinquish ownership of the dogs to the Chesterfield Animal Shelter and is not allowed to own or possess hunting dogs for three years.

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