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Loudoun County Virginia - Son and Father Charged With Animal Cruelty in Loudoun County 20 May 2022 ( news )
Loudoun County , state Virginia ( By Press Release office)
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Following an investigation by
Loudoun County Animal Services ( LCAS ) Humane Law Enforcement
, two South Riding men have been charged with animal cruelty .
Earlier this month , LCAS was contacted by the Humane Rescue Alliance ( HRA ) in Washington , D . C . concerning a severely injured dog whose owner resided in Loudoun . The dog had been brought to a veterinary hospital in Washington , D . C . with profound and life - threatening injuries of a suspicious nature .
Officials say the investigation determined that the small lap dog , a 5 - year - old female Shih Tzu type , named Izzy , was cruelly treated in Loudoun County by two individuals , Quentin B . Fischer , and his father , Henry V . Fischer , Jr . The dog suffered extreme pain associated with a traumatic brain injury , broken femur , broken vertebrae , broken rib , dislocated tail , and vision loss , among other serious injuries . Additionally , the dog’s owner did not seek immediate veterinary care . The dog remains hospitalized under the care of HRA .
Quentin Fischer , 18 , is charged with felony animal cruelty and Henry Fischer , 65 , is charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty . The two men are scheduled to appear in General District Court to be arraigned on the animal cruelty charges on separate dates . Quentin Fischer is scheduled to appear in court May 27 , 2022 . Henry Fischer is scheduled to appear in court August 3 , 2022 .
A conviction of a Class 6 felony is punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $2 , 500 . Any person convicted may be prohibited by the court from possession or ownership of companion animals . A conviction of a Class 1 misdemeanor in the Commonwealth of Virginia is punishable by up to 12 months in jail and a fine of up to $2 , 500 .
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