Couple Charged With Dog-Fighting After Dozens Of Dogs Found On Chains, With Horrific Injuries

Published: June 14, 2021 at 06:08 AM Author: Penny Eims

Two people in Sylvania, Georgia, are facing charges associated with dog-fighting after the authorities found dozens of dogs living in wooden kennels, and restrained on heavy chains. The couple, identified as Andrea Sherica Lanier, 37, and Christopher Rodriquez Lovett, 37, were arrested in early May after the Screven County Animal Control was contacted about a case of potential animal cruelty at a residence on Acorn Hill Drive.

Andrea Lanier is charged with one count of misdemeanor animal cruelty, and Christopher Lovett is charged with five counts of Aggravated Animal Cruelty and one count of Dog Fighting. Please add your name to the petition to help get the maximum sentence for this couple!

On May 7, Screven County Sheriff’s deputies found a total of 34 “pit-bull type” dogs at this couple’s property on Acorn Hill Drive. Five of the 34 dogs were so horrifically injured that they had to be put down “on site.” When the authorities first arrived at the couple’s residence, they observed “heavily scarred” dogs living on the end of heavy logging chains, and in wooden kennels.

Brett Dickerson, the sheriff’s office chief deputy, commented on the situation, stating:

“I witnessed the most horrible case of animal cruelty I have seen in my 21-plus years in law enforcement.”

One of the dogs was described as having most of its face ripped off – a grim injury typical for dogs who are forced to fight one another to the death. Dickerson referred to the horribly injured dog as a “zombie dog.” The canine’s torso also had flesh that was “ripped away.”

Dog fighting is not only inhumane, it often goes hand-in-hand with other illegal activities, such as gambling and drug dealing. Brutal fights have been known to include youthful audiences, who become desensitized to animal cruelty.

We need your support to help put Andrea Sherica Lanier and Christopher Rodriquez Lovett away for as long as possible. Each and every case of dog fighting must result in a conviction, with a strong sentence, in order to deter others from taking part in this despicable and inhumane “blood sport.”

Please add your name today!

Petition Letter

Note: The 29 surviving dogs were seized and are receiving additional medical care.

Individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.



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Update 6/21/21: Today Animal Victory sent over 15,600 signatures and comments to DA Ben Edwards.


Couple Charged With Dog-Fighting After Dozens Of Dogs Found On Chains, With Horrific Injuries

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145Anonymous Sep 19, 2021
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143 Teri Paszotta We need tougher laws, more judges with balls to hand down stiffer sentences & justice to those affected by sick abusers of animals in our communities. It's going on in your city and those that prey on the most vulnerable are WEAK COWARDS & THE LOWEST, POOREST EXCUSE OF BEINGS WALKING THIS EARTH! Sep 17, 2021
142 Virginia Lovett They Must Go To Prison ! Evil Sociopaths ! Sep 15, 2021
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