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Police Officer Faces Animal Cruelty Charges But She Claims They’re ‘Absurd’

Written by: Russel Moneva
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| Published on May 7, 2024

A disturbing case has surfaced in Greenville, where Police Officer Amanda Kaitlyn Ross has been formally charged with charges of animal cruelty. The allegations emerged when the Greer Police Department, acting on reports of animal mistreatment, filed charges against Officer Ross on April 26. This incident has not only shocked the local community but has also sparked a broader conversation about the responsibilities held by those in law enforcement. The case centers around a neglected dog, reportedly under the care of Officer Ross, highlighting significant concerns about her conduct.


Details from the Greer Police Department reveal that the case centers on a dog that reportedly suffered under the care of Officer Ross. A spokesperson for the department provided confirmation of the dog’s involvement in the accusations, underscoring the seriousness of the situation.

Despite the ongoing legal proceedings, the Greenville Police Department has confirmed that Officer Ross continues to serve in her duties. She is currently under an internal investigation to assess the full scope of her actions and any potential breaches of departmental conduct.


Compounding the gravity of these charges is the condition of the dog involved. It was suffering from heartworm disease, a severe but treatable condition that can lead to significant health issues if left unaddressed. Unfortunately, the financial constraints of the dog’s owners prevented them from providing the necessary medical treatment or humane euthanasia, leading to prolonged suffering for the animal.

This case not only brings to light issues of animal welfare but also sparks a broader discussion on the responsibilities that come with pet ownership and the ethical obligations of public servants. The community awaits further developments as the investigation into Officer Ross’s actions continues, hoping for justice on behalf of the vulnerable animal affected.

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