Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Pets
  3. General Pets

Lowell woman pleads not guilty to neglecting and abusing animals

See also

Corianne Lucier, 25, of Lowell, Mass. plead not guilty in Lowell District Court on Friday June 6, 2014 to one count of animal cruelty, according to the Lowell Sun. Lucier was charged with animal cruelty for neglecting a 14 year old German shepherd and two cats that were in her care.

Lucier was caring for her grandfather's animals in Dracut when the disabled, 90 year old grandfather called 911 on his granddaughter in February of this year. He alerted police to the horrific conditions she was keeping the animals in and wanted her removed from his property immediately.

The police report described the basement being covered in urine and feces, a smell that reached the top of the stairs when Dracut Animal Control Officer Virginia Courtenay opened the door to investigate.

The senior, male German shepherd, Skylar, needed help getting up the stairs and immediately began to eat snow once he was outside. The animals had not been fed or watered in days.

All of the animals were taken to Wignall Animal Hospital where Skylar was treated for a severe, double ear infection, and a severe ulcer on his right leg.

Lucier returns to court on June 20 for a pretrial conference.

Senior dog living in filth, Lowell woman charged with animal cruelty

In other news:
Carver police officer rescues dog from drowning
Horses rescued from deplorable conditions in Northfield NH
Kitten survives five mile ride trapped in car engine
Family dog attacked by pack of coyotes in Pembroke
Photo of TX service dog gets in school yearbook next to handler



  • Dan Savage
    Dan Savage cares about LGBT youth, bullying and saving lives
    Today's Buzz
  • Raku
    Teachers and students can use this summer to learn a new skill
    15 Photos
  • Beach body
    Fitness: Earn your beach body badge with bootcamp classes
    10 Photos
  • Greek wine
    Unwind with these delicious wines: The thrilling wines of Greece
    7 Photos
  • Mandy Moore
    Exclusive interview with Celebrity Mandy Moore concerning animal activism
    5 Photos
  • Educational family vacations
    Find out how to take an educational family vacation that doesn't break the bank
    9 Photos