The five dogs were already dead when members of Stray Rescue entered an abandoned Hamilton Heights apartment building in May 2012. All the animals had been tortured. Some were burned, others strangled or crushed before the end.
|During a 2012 press conference, Randy Grim (center) holds up a photo of a dog that had been starved and thrown in a dumpster. |
The public uproar over the incident led to the formation of Mayor Francis Slay's Animal Cruelty Task Force in September of that year. Since then, the task force -- comprised of Stray Rescue, city police, the circuit attorney's office and the health department -- has gone after hundreds cases of animal abuse and neglect, earning RFT's "Best Worthy Cause" of 2013.
Below, we've got the latest numbers on animal abuse from the mayor's office, and a status update from the founder of the Stray Rescue animal shelter, Randy Grim. More »