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Couple arrested after dog found eating gutted puppy

READ MORE: Disturbing Animal Cruelty Case in Carteret County

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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Gutted puppy

These two really need to pull some hard time for this cruel act..If they would do this to an animal, what else are they capable of? They obviously do not have a conscience. This totally sickens me. Released from jail??? They need to be thrown in jail where the harden criminals are for the rest of their pathetic life. Oh, that would be another wasted expense for us taxpayers....


I know these people and they are good people trying to take care of to many animals becasue she loves them.....they have a family and kids and are great parents....i just learn how the news people put what they think happen into the story.....ive known them for over two years and for you people to say mean things about people u know nothing about is wrong....let GOD do his work and humans need to start following jesus footsteps.....


Yeah yeah they were good ppl taking care of too many dogs huh? Why did the article not say the puppy was eaten by the other dogs? They cut the puppy up, they are not good people! You are crazy too obviously! Geez


so all of you believe everything that a reporter reports! they put the whole story on the news dont they? NOT! reporters are right and the accused is automatically guilty!

no katie im not crazy.....very very sane....sorry for living around people....guess you dont have any neighbors hugh.....

Are you serious, what

Are you serious, what fantasy land are you living in where you think this woman loves animals? As an animal lover and owner of 5 rescues I can tell you that they have no thought or care or love to the welfare of any animal. You obviously don't know them like you think you do

Start following Jesus's

Start following Jesus's footsteps, eh?

So... what, exactly, do you think Jesus would have to say about people mutilating and killing an innocent animal. Not a clean kill to provide food for a family - but torture and mutilation. Oh, don't forget the starvation of another dog found on the premises.

And for the record? I am not interested one bit in the PEOPLE, so I have nothing to say about THEM. I will, however comment clearly and vociferously on the FACT of what they have done.

You have been acquainted with them for over two years - that is not the same as *knowing* someone. There is absolutely, positively no explanation or scenario to plausibly account for the state of the puppy. If you can think of one to explain all this rationally and logically, please let us all know. We'd love to hear it.

there is no excuse for this!

there is no excuse for this! if you can't take care of the animals then find someone who can. and WOW....they have children?!?! i'd hate to hear what was done to them! don't bring god into this, if you are so holy you would realize that even animals were created by god and deserve the same respect that humans do. GOOD PEOPLE DONT DO TIHNGS LIKE THIS! end of story!

dugh i guess i was just born

dugh i guess i was just born yesturday....yes i know GOD made ALL! and i love animals and would never assicaite with someone that is crazy or a killer.....DO YOU REALLY KNOW THE PEOPLE DOEN THE ROAD FROM YOU? and i supose you have never known any one that broke the law period? and because you know them, you are scum......thats nice...

who said they did it? the

who said they did it? the reporter? the cops? im not giving excuses for any one....animals nor people should be hurt by anyone.....and its ny right to bring GOD into it if i chose to, soounds like more of you should bring God into your lives......if they are proven guilty then actions should be taken but you ar no better than them to want bad things to happen to any person for any reason........ are retarded

These "humans" need to skinned alive and fed to a few hungry lions. Let me ask you this...if there were a god or jesus...why would he/she let something like this happen. Simple answer...there is none. You sir/madam are ignorant and a scared little person who doesn't want to understand the world around them, so you makeup fairy creatures in the sky to help your little mind do so. People who abuse animals directly or indirectly by neglect should be shot in the head. I have nothing but hatred, bile, piss & vinegar in my heart for anyone who would harm a defenseless animal or child. By your account we would simply let them get away with it and let some make believe creature lay out justice. That is total BS!

Oh and in case you were not aware, the torture and killing of small animals is an early indicator sign of a serial killer. You may like to be friends with someone who would skin and gut a puppy...I on the other hand would like to see them skinned and gutted by a lion that hasn't had it's afternoon snack!

Exactly how I feel!

Exactly how I feel!


What scumbags!!