"Researchers have found that between 71% and 83% of women entering domestic violence shelters reported that their partners also abused or killed the family pet. And another study found that in families under supervision for physical abuse of their children, pet abuse was concurrent in 88% of the families." ~The Humane Society
Another face and name everyone needs to be aware of: Brian J Kenney of North Providence R.I.
Brian J. Kenney DOB: 8/21/1968 abandoned a severely malnourished dog at Petsmart in Johnston in August of 2015.
ProJo: "The severely malnourished dog was found abandoned at a PetSmart in Johnston in August. He was in such bad condition that the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal decided to put him down.
A North Providence man was subsequently charged with the abuse. Brian J. Kenney ultimately pleaded nolo contendere to one count of unnecessary cruelty, according to the attorney general’s office. The maximum penalty: 11 months in prison.
Kenney was sentenced to 11 months probation, a $100 fine and required to make a $500 contribution to the RISPCA. He also forfeited his two other dogs and cannot possess a dog for the term of his sentence, according to the attorney general’s office."
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Since Kenney starved the family pet to death, his criminal charges have continued to ramp up. Here's Kenney's post criminal arrest timeline after killing the family dog and they are still ACTIVE:
WHEN IS RHODE ISLAND GOING TO TAKE ANIMAL ABUSE, CRUELTY & NEGLECT MORE SERIOUSLY AND INCREASE FINES, PENALTIES AND IMPOSE STIFFER SENTENCES ON THOSE THAT COMMIT THESE HORRIFIC CRIMES AGAINST ANIMALS -WHO THEN GO ON TO COMMIT CRIMES OF DOMESTIC ABUSE?
IF KENNEY WAS THROWN IN PRISON, WOULD HE BE FACING CHARGES OF DOMESTIC ABUSE TODAY?
WHY ISN'T THE RISPCA AND THE STATE VETERINARIAN ALONG WITH LEGISLATORS ACTIVELY FIGHTING FOR THESE STIFFER PENALTIES? HOW MANY MORE INNOCENT ANIMALS AND HUMAN BEINGS NEED TO SUFFER BEFORE THESE PROFESSIONALS-- RALLY HARD ENOUGH TO CHANGE THE STATE LAWS?