New Brockton Animal Abuse

Coffee County Sheriff's investigators are at a make-shift dog pen tonight.

The pen is maintained by the town of New Brockton at its sewage treatment plant.

The animals have insect-infested standing water to drink and ant-laden food. Investigators say they also found shallow graves. They continue gathering evidence. Animal cruelty charges will be filed.

"We also have some dead carcasses lying within a short distance of the food,” said Coffee Co. Sheriff Dave Sutton. “It's a very bad situation, and I will tell you one thing when the sun rises tomorrow morning and I come to work, I will seek arrest warrants for the individuals responsible for this."

The animals are receiving medical attention from the Save Our Shelter facility in Enterprise.

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  • by fed up on May 26, 2011 at 04:42 PM
    i know that Mayor Lenwood Herron is enjoying reading all these comments, he knows hes gonna get away with yet another thing., must be nice to do what you want and never have any consequences. my children have consequences when they do wrong what makes herron above the law-federal and local? nothing, absolutely nothing! we have to hold each other accountable for our actions! i feel for the people involved that are gonna be unjustly arrested or ridiculed for something they tried and tried to take care of and everytime they try they get told no, its my problem. Herron was VOTED into office, he should be doing what is the best for that town,not himself. he doesnt seem to care at all about the citizens, workers, doing what is right only about himself and what he wants. that is not what that office is for!! to bad the citizens cant vote you out lenwood!
  • by Carousel Location: Daleville on May 26, 2011 at 07:54 AM
    I hope that all of New Brockton officials are arrested for this, even the Mayor. Don't say the buck stops at the Mayor, he helps sign things off and he knows about what goes on in his city or at least supposed to. So many folks are prosecuted, even falsely, for animal abuse, but when it comes to the county or city? They need same punishment as anyone else.. They made that shelter and supposed to fund it, they used to take their strays to Elba. They most likely thought to make some monies, guess what, there is no monies to be made off of lives of these animals. What I saw in the paper and on the news was horrendous. All of New Brockton towns folks need to wake up, these are Gods creatures just like you and me and to treat them like this right under your noses? Well all involved will pay for what has happened when it comes to the pearly gates, you can't be a Christian and turn your heads to cruelty to animals and humans and think it is going to get you in the right direction, I don't care how many times you go to Church of any denomination, cruelty is cruelty and if you ignore and do nothing that makes you just as guilty.
  • by Anonymous on May 25, 2011 at 09:45 PM
    lenwood will you ever get the hint that nobody wants you in office? Your just staying there to keep making the people mad. just pure sorryness is all YOU are!
  • by a8i7r Location: coffee co on May 25, 2011 at 07:59 PM
    Everyone has their own opinions, but just from growing up in NB all of my life, I have to say I know that the employees for the town of NB are the most loyal people ever! They would give the shirt off their back and never ask for anything back in return.I really think it is rediculous that people can run their mouths this much and make people look so bad, when in reality it all boils down to one person.. the so called "mayor" that has done nothing but turn the town into nothing.. I really feel so bad for the families that are having to go through pain & embarrasement because of one man. If he was a MAN, he would have 1. done his job and provided the workers with everything that they needed to make sure the animals and town needed. 2. he wouldnt be such a crook and steal from the people of the town! The good Lord above knows the truth about Lenwood, and he will get his punishment one sweet day.
  • by a8i7r Location: coffee co on May 24, 2011 at 08:13 PM
    You know... the good Lord above knows who really is in the wrong here! It's ok, because in the end, the PERSON will pay for everything he's done in the wrong! Just know I support the town employees because I know they would never do anything cruel. I just hope the employees and families suffering from this crap that has come out of this is around to see LENWOOD get what's coming to him when he gets caught up to!
  • by a8i7r Location: coffee co on May 24, 2011 at 08:06 PM
    Yes... everyone is entitled to an opinion... if your from nb or even in the surrounding area that means everyone knows everybody ....meaning that the employees of the town are well known and everyone knows that they are animal LOVERS! Not a one of them would do anything to hurt an animal, or person as far as that goes! They'd give the shirt off their backs if they knew it'd help someone! They are all kind hearted. As far as the crap being said about the employees.... just like any other job... they do what their boss(LENWOOD) tells them to do!!! Don't u think they would just let the animals roam the streets and not waste their time catching them and putting them in a safe place to be fed if they DIDN'T care.. exactly them feeding them and taking the animals to a new hm showdown the employees DO CARE! O kow the workers do their best to help out nb, but ever since LENWOOD became mayor the town has went to crap for the most part!
  • by Anonymous on May 24, 2011 at 07:41 PM
    lenwood, you are about as low down as they come! Too sorry to stand up for your employees. you know its your fault all this is come about! Stand up and tell the sheriff that you didnt give them a check and that you said you would take care of the dogs. apparently you dont know how to take care of anything except yourself. you dont realize that there are more than yourself now pal! Why dont you do the town a favor and get out of office so somebody that knows how to run it can get in office!
  • by Anonymous Location: New Brockton on May 24, 2011 at 05:21 PM
    there is one question to be answered. why aint the girl that seen the dogs in trouble? its a FEDERAL OFFENSE to be behind that gate without a town employee.
  • by jsc Location: new brockton on May 24, 2011 at 03:42 PM
    i used to work for new brockton for 3 years and we never threw dogs in gulley, we never had to ask anyone to buy dog food. We always took dogs to elba pound. now they cant take dogs to elba cause they havent paid past due bill to elba
  • by fed up with people on May 24, 2011 at 01:31 PM
    i know that everbody is upset and angry over the condition the animals were in. does anybody stop and ask for the truth of why they were like that? the mayor thinks because hes mayor he has final say and doesnt care what others say,want,think, feel. these animals were never abused! the pens they have for animals are made for animals to be kept. its fine if there is poop in there pens, they do get washed everyday but people cant stay there 24-7 to constantly wash the pens and swat flies and gnats. its like people are upset over everyday things. if the animals were hurt it was before they were picked up not affter. the mayor refuses to let them go to the vet or county shelter. Why? Why does he do this? i think people(law enforcement especially)should be checking into what is really going on. what all else is really going on? theres more to this picture than what is being put out there.
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