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White Township Police Officer Charged With Cruelty To Animals

Updated on May 20, 2017

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White Township officer charged
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White Township Police Officer Charged

Original article posted November 2010

I'd just posted my latest hub on Corrupt Government and Animal Abuse and the wire just sent in a new case involving a police officer and animal cruelty.

Two emaciated dogs, one dead, were found November 3, 2010, in an Elmwood City, Pennsylvania home belonging to a White City police officer. Eric John Squicquero, an officer with the White Township police was charged with animal cruelty. He had left the dogs alone and a family member found them and called the police. The woman, who asked to remain anonymous, thought the animals were being cared for.

Squicquero told Channel 11 news the dogs belong to his wife, whom he is going through a divorce, and she had a key to let herself in and care for the dogs. He also told Animal Control officers he had no time for the dogs and "didn't care what happened to them." Officer Bob Karenbauer with Animal Control told Channel 11 Squicquero never claimed the abuse was intentional.

Squicquero was charged with misdemeanor animal abuse. He is scheduled to go before Judge Jerry G. Cartwright on Tuesday, November 30th at 9:30 a.m. for a preliminary hearing.

For those of you who would like to drop a line or a phone call to Judge Cartwright, here's the information.

Mailing Address Ellwood City Court
607 Lawrence Avenue
Ellwood City, PA 16117
Street Address 607 Lawrence Ave
Ellwood City, PA 16117
Fax 752-2155
WWW Link

So what do the readers here think? Do you think the charge will stick, or will he become a part of the "good old boys" system as mentioned in the article I posted to hubpages less than an hour ago? Let's all make a prediction under the comments as to what we each believe will happen. Will the charges stick? Was his wife really responsible for the care of the dogs? And should that even matter? Anyone who can stand by with dogs in their home and let them starve to death while they do NOTHING to intervene must be guilty of animal cruelty and abuse.

Sorry, Eric Squicquero. claiming this was neither your fault nor your responsibility just won't cut it.

The animal lovers of this country are SICK of people like you!


Elisa Black-Taylor is a regular contributor to

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    • Irenevosburgh profile image


      6 years ago from Philadelphia, PA

      I just came across this HUB and was not surprised that Law Enforcement get special treatment when it comes to THEM BREAKING THE LAW!

      Animal cruelty is right up there with child abuse.

      This guy should never be in a position of power. AND should never get off or get a lighter penalty than us common folk! SHAME ON THE COURTS AND THE JUDGES THAT ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN!

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      7 years ago

      The punishment for animal cruelty isn't harsh enough to deter this kind of thing. I recommend taking the law into our own hands when an animal is abused. Hamas shatters the kneecaps and shins of traitors.

      Slowly burning him alive is fine by me.

    • seamist profile image


      7 years ago from Northern Minnesota

      This is just pitiful! Whether you're going through a divorce or not, it's no excuse to abuse animals. I watched the video on your hyperlink. I can't believe that said it won't affect his employment with the PD.

    • Lucky Cats profile image


      7 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      did this, sweetie, on FB...BLESS YOU!!!!!!! for caring and placing yourself in the public your fight for animals. You are a DEAR!!!!!~!! Love you!!

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      7 years ago

      Sadly, I think he will walk free.


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