Aniaml cruelty suspect waives hearing
October 4, 2006
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Animal rights activists want to see John L. Shafer punished. Jail time, followed by a long period of probation -- that's what David J. Bennett wants. Shafer, 31, of State Road in Silver Spring Twp., was in court yesterday, where he waived his preliminary hearing on two counts of cruelty to animals that stem from the death of his 9-year-old yellow Labrador retriever, Merrick. East Pennsboro Twp. police said the dog died of starvation after being left behind when Shafer moved...