UPDATE: Man Charged with 30 Counts of Animal Cruelty
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 10, 2016
Deputies with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Unit charged Billy Ray Shirley, 59, from Cumming, with 30 counts of Animal Cruelty. These charges stemmed from a call that the Sheriff’s Office received on February 3rd at a local hospital.
This led deputies to obtain and execute a search warrant at a residence on Franklin Goldmine Road, where 30 dogs were removed from a residence due to the deplorable conditions and the animal’s well-being. One dog was also found deceased inside the residence.
Shirley is currently being housed at the Forsyth County Jail. His bond is set at $34,650.