Couple arrested after dog found eating gutted puppy

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Submitted: Fri, 12/09/2011 - 4:52am
Updated: Fri, 12/09/2011 - 1:30pm

NEWPORT, NC (WCTI) — Deputies arrested two people on animal cruelty charges after finding a dog eating the leg of another.

Carteret County deputies have arrested Gina Marie Alfano, 43, and Kevin John Diers, 52, of 618 East Branch Drive in Newport after investigators found a black dog eating the leg of an eight-week-old puppy that had been previously skinned and gutted.

Deputies and animal control officers responded Tuesday to the home of the Newport couple on Tuesday after a complaint from an anonymous source. Once there, deputies received consent to look in their storage building and were shocked at what they observed.

In was inside the shed where they found the puppy carcass. Further investigation revealed the puppy’s internal organs and meat had been fed to the other dogs.

The remains of the puppy have been collected for further analysis to determine how it was killed. Upon further examination of the shed, another dog was found dead in a cage and was also taken away.

Alfano and Diers were both charged with cruelty to animals and failing to dispose of a deceased domesticated animal. Both subjects each posted a $25,000 bond and were released from the Carteret County Jail.

Both were set to have a first appearance in court on Thursday.

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42 Comments on "Couple arrested after dog found eating gutted puppy"

2015 years 8 months ago

it’s really getting old. keep your religous beliefs within your church and your home. It’s really amusing how you nuts can take any topic and turn it into your own little soap box. like say a story about animal cruelty somehow becomes about your opinion of abortion.

2015 years 8 months ago

LOL.. you know what they did was bad?

Do you also know they are sociopaths?

2015 years 8 months ago


There is no hope for rehabilitation for these two heinous abusers, nor redemption: Save taxpayer dollars and simply “put them both to sleep”… to couch it in the vernacular!

2015 years 8 months ago

taking them down to Carolina Beach Road to the Zoo just before feeding time. Put each in a cage with one of the Big Cats.

Return the next day and collect the skeletons for use at the ECU School of Medicine.

2015 years 8 months ago

just goes to show you do not know what you are talking about because they where not pit bulls, the puppy not the other dog that was accused of eating the puppy, the puppy is a lab not a pitbull! and the pictures clearly show that it is not a pit bull! so you dont know jack except what the reporters say! and that is never the whole truth just what will make a story!