DC man sentenced to 90 days in jail for animal cruelty

A DC man will spend 90 days in jail after he was convicted of brutally abusing two canine and an alligator.

A DC man will spend 90 days in jail after he was convicted of brutally abusing two canine and an alligator.

Jaquan Jackson, 35, was convicted on a number of counts of cruelty to animals involving a number of canine and an alligator final week — 12 canine that he housed have been rescued as a part of the investigation.



On June 11, 2018, Humane Regulation Enforcement officers with the Humane Rescue Alliance responded to a name at a house on Brothers Place close to Trenton Place in Southeast DC

They discovered a lifeless canine hanging from a fence. Examinations of the canine confirmed it had intensive coronary heart worms and intestinal parasites, and that it had not been fed in roughly a day and a half.

The HRA stated that Jackson advised them that he owned a pet alligator as properly.

Officers returned with the HRA on July 26, 2018, with a warrant. They discovered six different canine and 6 puppies.

One of many canine had intensive accidents related to canine preventing. They discovered one other canine tooth lodged in its legs, untreated bone fractures in each entrance paws, a number of damaged tooth, an open and contaminated wound with bone seen and Babesiosis, a uncommon blood an infection present in breeds related to canine preventing.

Additionally they discovered tools that’s related to canine preventing equivalent to a break stick, neck weights and a skin-stapler.

Officers additionally discovered a 5 foot lengthy alligator within the dwelling. It was being housed illegally in a small, plastic storage container as its snout was deformed.

Jackson was arrested on Jan. 24, 2019.

Jackson was sentenced to a complete of 360 days in jail however suspended all however 90 days of that point on the situation that he efficiently accomplished 5 years of probation.

An image of the alligator held in captivity at Jaquan Jackson’s dwelling in Southeast DC (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)

He additionally can not personal any animals for 10 years.

“After an extended investigative and judicial course of, we have been lastly in a position to obtain justice for these animals by means of a conviction and robust sentencing,” stated Chris Schindler, vp of discipline providers on the Humane Rescue Alliance.

“This case is a testomony to the tireless work of our Humane Regulation Enforcement officers to guard the animals of our metropolis, and the substantial sentence ought to function a reminder that animal cruelty won’t be tolerated within the District. We sit up for getting ready the 12 canine we rescued for the following chapter of their lives.”

The alligator was instantly moved to a sanctuary when it was taken away in 2018.

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