The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : Felony Indictments for Alleged Animal Abusers Christopher Johnson and Mark Mosley -The Washington Humane Society

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Felony Indictments for Alleged Animal Abusers Christopher Johnson and Mark Mosley -The Washington Humane Society

Washington, DC - DC residents Christopher Wayne Johnson and Mark Donell Mosley were indicted on September 9, 2014, on multiple counts of animal abuse after allegedly brutalizing a bull terrier named McFly. Based on the severity of these acts, the court elevated some to felony level crimes and issued the following.

Johnson and Mosely were indicted on one count each of Felony Cruelty to Animals (in violation of 22 DC Code, Section 1001) and one count each of Misdemeanor Abandonment of Maimed or Diseased Animal (in violation of 22 DC Code, Section 1012). If found guilty, the men are each facing up to five years imprisonment for the Felony charges and up to 180 days imprisonment for the Misdemeanor charges, with the potential for monetary fines.  Johnson was additionally indicted for Felony Animal Fighting (in violation of 22 DC Code, Section 1006.01) and if found guilty he faces a fine of $25,000 and/or imprisonment of up to five years.

On October 2, 2013, the Washington Humane Society (WHS) was notified about a severely injured brindle

and white, male, bull terrier type dog who had just been fought near 602 46th Place SE. Officers were not able to locate the dog until the morning of October 3, when a dog matching that description was found by WHS Officers alive, but in critical condition in the woods behind the address. The dog, McFly, had numerous bite wounds over his entire body as well as three lacerations across his neck consistent with an attempt to slit his throat.

“McFly was subjected to profound abuse and suffered greatly as a result,” stated WHS Senior Officer Dan D’Eramo, adding, “I am pleased to see the court moving forward with this case, and in recognizing that the degree of animal abuse here warranted felony charges.”

Thankfully, McFly recovered from his wounds in the loving care of our friends at the Bull Terrier Rescue of Virginia, who helped him find his forever family.

Washington Humane Society Humane Law Enforcement Officers are out on the streets 24/7, saving animals from neglect and an assortment of horrific scenarios each day. If you suspect an animal is being abused or neglected, please call 202-723-5730 immediately.

                                           McFly Before:

                                             McFly Now:

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