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City Hall Announces More Animal Abuse Charges

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A few hours after the sentencing of 31-year-old Darick Stallworth on animal cruelty charges, Mayor Slay and others have announced another such case.

22-year-old Cennitra Fowler of the 2100 block of Stansbury has been charged with two misdemeanor counts of animal abuse.

Police say Fowler called police last October to complain about her dogs. Stray Rescue arrived at her home and found the two dogs nearly dead. One was starved and could barely walk, the other was in a dumpster behind Fowler’s home.

The dog in the dumpster was named “Our Little Boy” by Stray Rescue and later died. The other was called “Our Little Girl” and has survived.

“People who torture animals are likely to be violent to humans as well,” Mayor Slay said in a written statement today.

“The City’s Animal Cruelty Task Force and the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department must continue to catch and arrest criminals who are dangerous to animals.”

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