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CHESTERFIELD, Va. -- A disturbing discovery in her neighbor’s back yard prompts one Chesterfield woman to call police. The woman, who asked us not to identify her by name says she was devastated that a dead dog was found on the property rented by a neighbor.

Now police tell us the neighbor Meda Williams is facing animal cruelty charges and a charge of animal cruelty causing death.

“I was very upset. If you're going to have an animal then take care of it. If you can't, then don't have them,” the property owner said.

She that she was there when several children tossed their Frisbee into the back yard of the Sauna Drive home. The woman says she was appalled at the discovery they made there, on Nov.  3.

“They threw it and it went over the fence and the little boy's mother went around the house and went through the gate to retrieve it and there was a crate on the back porch and it had two puppies in it--one was dead.  They were in a metal crate and it was extremely cold that day so I don't know if the little fella froze to death or what happened,  I don't know,”  the woman explained.

She says Chesterfield Animal Control came and removed the dead boxer mix puppy and two other dogs from the home. Those dogs, according to police, were a Pit Bull and Boxer mix.

Meda Williams

Meda Williams

By phone we spoke to Meda Williams who said she did nothing wrong and is not guilty. She told CBS 6 News the puppies didn't belong to her but explained she did take the sick dog to the vet before it died.

Williams emphasized she has never done anything to hurt any animal, then referred us to her attorney. Police say one of her charges is a felony, the other two are misdemeanors.

She’s due in court Tuesday, Nov. 25.


  • Ron Melancon

    The owner of the propert can press charges for truspassing. I am heart broken over the death of the dog but under the law a truspassing charge can be brought against the person

    • tana

      really that’s your first thought? where the hell is common sense,,when i was little and we threw a ball over the fence,,we went and got it,,we didnt worry about getting prosecuted for trespassing and if there was no “no trespassing” sign up there is nothing they could do to the poor woman who was retrieving her kids toy and found the dogs,,i hop you have one of those signs on your property,,that was without a doubt the dumbest response ive seen today,,,my prayers are for the poor mistreated animals

      • Meaghan

        Actually no Tanya, I don’t know how you were raised but if I threw something in someones backyard, I would knock on their front door and ask them to retreive it. I would never go thru someones gate. But it is good they found the animals

      • Dustin Cavanaugh

        You don’t just gain the ability to trespass on someone else’s fenced property because of there being no sign…

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