animal cruelty

More than 40 cats rescued from Greenville home

Greenville Department of Public Safety and Montcalm County Animal Control are investigating incident

More than 40 cats were rescued from a dilapidated home Monday, removed from a residence deemed “not livable for animals, let alone people.”

On Friday, after having spent months attempting to evict tenants who had been failing to pay rent, Amy Tippitt was shocked at the scene she discovered inside her residence at 508 S. Lafayette Street (M-91) in Greenville.

Ionia County judge sentences man to 60 days jail for running over a deer on purpose

An Ionia County judge sentenced a man to 60 days jail after the man while driving a Polaris four-wheeler accidentally struck a deer — then purposefully ran over the deer again.

Jordan Richard Wilder, 29, of Alto, appeared in Ionia County District Court via Zoom on May 25 to plead guilty to a charge of cruelty to animals, a misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of 93 days jail. Ionia County Assistant Prosecutor Allison Witte said the prosecutor’s office offered Wilder a cap of 60 days jail in exchange for his plea.