By Deveta Blount, WFMY
Tuesday, a man in Caswell County became the first person in that county to be charged with animal cruelty under Susie's law. Deputies with the Caswell County Sheriff's Office served three felony warrants on Jimmy L. Spears, Jr. for killing an animal by starvation.
Kim Alboum, the NC State Director of Humane Society of the US, told WFMY News 2 that the three dogs, all Pit Bulls, were found dead inside a doghouse. She said the dogs were all huddled together.
Alboum said it was "a horrible case of animal cruelty and we can do better than this in North Carolina". She said another puppy was confiscated from the home but is okay.
Spears was placed in the Caswell County Jail and his bond was set at $7,500.