Gene Grant, 56, of Delta has been charged with the cruel and inhumane treatment of animals after neighbors and animal rights activists complained of starving pigs on his property on Last Chance Road. Sheriff Fred McKee said this is the second time Grant has been charged with animal cruelty.
During the investigation, sheriff's deputies visited Grant's property and found evidence of deceased animals in various stages of decay. "How they died we don't know," McKee said. Four of the six live pigs were placed with a private party. McKee described those pigs as "significantly underfed." The remaining two pigs were to be evaluated by the state veterinarian Tuesday morning to determine if they could be salvaged.
McKee said Grant has been summoned to appear in county court on Wednesday, Jan. 18. McKee is hopeful the case will be resolved quickly, and that the judge will either restrict Grant's ability to raise livestock or order him to be supervised by probation.blog comments powered by Disqus