For Immediate Release
July 12, 2017
Two Kansas City residents have been charged with felony and misdemeanor animal abuse in connection with an injured dog known as "King," rescued by animal control officers in January 2017, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Andre Christopher Brown, dob: 2/2/1986, faces Animal Abuse by Torture and/or Mutilation, a Class E felony, and Animal Abuse, a misdemeanor.* Shalonda Robertson, also of Kansas City, dob: 12/19/1987, faces the Class A Misdemeanor of Animal Abuse.*
According to court records, a 3-year-old dog known as King was found by Kansas City animal control officers to be suffering from deep wounds to the neck, caused by a chain around the animal's neck. The dog was also extremely thing and emaciated. It was kept in an unclean area. When animal control officers freed the dog, it began seizing and shaking and was unresponsive. It was not able to walk on its own. Medical reports from pet clinics fond the dog emaciated and suffering from wounds.
For more information, contact:
Director of Communication
Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
Work : (816) 881-3812
Mobile: (816) 674-3954
*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.