CHANCE RESCUED BY NJ AID FOR ANIMALS FROM DOG FIGHTER PASSES AWAY

It is with much regret to inform you that Chance, one of the three pits that NJAFA rescued from a dog fighting ring working in conjunction with Salem County Prosecutor’s Office in 2008, has passed away. The only fighting Chance did from 2008 to now is for his life which included tons of medicine for his allergies and poor auto immune system that his loving adopters paid thousands for to keep him healthy because his abuser Khalil Spikes tortured and fought him. Chance’s constant medical problems didn’t deter his wiggly butt and happy personality with his loving family as evidenced...

Animal Abuse

If you are witnessing animal cruelty, call your local police or animal control. If you cannot get help, please call 856-728-0911. CHASING ANIMAL ABUSERS No wonder private citizens don’t want to get involved in animal abuse cases. Once you get the conviction on the abuser, they get off SCOTT FREE. Unless someone like NJ Aid for Animals is making phone calls to prosecutors, municipalities, adult probation, attending hearings CHASING DOWN THE ABUSERS to make SURE they have done their community service and PAID THEIR DUES to the animals they abused or killed, no one else does it. Much like the...

No Second Chances

NO SECOND CHANCES UPDATE 10/30/09 SPEECH GIVEN BY KATHY MCGUIRE AT SENTENCING FOR KHALIL SPIKES TO THE JUDGE Euthanasia means “good death”. Before NJ Aid for Animals has ever euthanized an animal, we ascertain and affirm the animal’s qualify of life has been compromised and is in fact, in a diminished state.When we inject the animal with the blue fluid that will take their life forever, the animal looks at us almost thankful. A viable animal that does not deserve to die was the case with the four pitbulls that were euthanized because of the defendant. All were injected with...

Dog Fighter Convicted

NO SECOND CHANCES NJ Aid for Animals was in court yesterday (9/8/09) to represent the three pitbulls that were victims in a dog fighting ring. The now convicted animal abuser, Khalil Spikes, pleaded guilty to a 3rd degree crime of “Fighting or baiting animals….keep a place to be used for purpose of fighting or baiting a living creature; permit or suffer a place owned by him; for amusement or gain; cause or permit fighitng or baiting a living animal, knowingly own, train, possess a living amimal for fighting”. We were given the opportunity to either receive full restitution which we...

Man sentenced in Penns Grove dog fighting

http://www.nj.com/sunbeam/index.ssf?/base/news-5/1256970016216980.xml&coll=9 Saturday, October 31, 2009 By Jennifer Dailey SALEM – Nearly a year after several animals were rescued from a dog-fighting ring in Penns Grove home last November, Khalil Spikes was officially sentenced for his role in the incident Friday. Spikes will serve five years probation and pay restitution of more than $9,000 as part of a plea deal reached in September. Spikes, 29, now of Sheffield Drive in Willingboro, had previously pleaded guilty to a third-degree count of allowing a place for dog-fighting in September. He was sentenced Friday morning in state Superior Court in Salem

More charges for 3 in dog case

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 By Phil Dunnpdunn@sjnewsco.com PENNS GROVE – Additional charges have been filed against three people who allegedly operated a pit bull fighting ring at a house on Lanning Avenue here, authorities said. Seven dogs were confiscated Sunday from the house. Diamond E. McNeil, 20, of Locust Court, Maple Shade; Tremaine Howell, 26, of Sussex Drive, Willingboro; and Khalil Spikes, 29, of Sheffield Drive, Willingboro have been charged in the case. They each face 31 counts of animal cruelty. Authorities said Tuesday that additional weapons charges and drug charges have been filed after detectives from the Salem County...