Dog wardens find abused dogs, skeletal remains in Tri-State man’s shed, court docs say
CINCINNATI (WXIX) - A Cincinnati man faces animal abuse charges after several Hamilton County dog wardens found multiple abandoned dogs, bags of bones, and various medications at his residence.
Riki Graham, 38, was arrested on Sept. 15 and is being charged with 11 counts of prohibitions concerning companion animals and 11 counts of abandoning a dog, court records indicate.
On Sept. 2, Hamilton County dog wardens were sent out to search a home in the 1900 block of Fairmount Avenue.
According to a search warrant inventory list, 11 dogs were found abandoned inside a shed without food or water and showed evidence of “serious physical harm.”
Two dead dogs were also located inside plastic bags behind the same shed, the document said.
In addition, a garbage can outside of the shed contained a five-gallon bucket of dog carcasses and bones, two small body bags of dog bones, and one small body bag with five dog skulls inside, the officers wrote on the inventory list.
According to court documents, various medications and pills were found as well.
- Empty small container of “Force Factor Male Enhancement.”
- 38 white pills inside a white unmarked container.
- Five yellow pills inside a white bottle.
- 99mg potassium bottle with four white pills inside.
- Cranberry juice capsules with 42 pills.
- An empty bottle of “Sentry wormer.”
- Vitamin B12 1,000mg with 79 pink pills.
- An empty bottle of Leptosperin.
- A milk crate of “possible paraphernalia.”
Graham is booked at the Hamilton County Detention Center, jail records indicate. A judge set his bond amount to $3,850 for the 11 counts of abandoning a dog and $5,500 for the 11 counts of prohibitions concerning companion animals. The judge also stated he is not allowed to have contact with any dogs.
FOX19 NOW reached out to Cincinnati Animal CARE for comment.
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