Two Sentenced In Century Animal Cruelty Case

March 2, 2017

Two Century men have been sentenced in connection with a 2015 animal cruelty case.

John Jackson Grimes and , Monroe Kemp Moore, Jr., were both sentenced to 12 months supervised probation and ordered to perform 50 hours of community service.

Escambia County Animal Control, Panhandle Equine Rescue and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office seized three severely malnourished horses from a property in the 2500 block of Highway 168, near Shaw Road,¬† near Century on May 27, 2015.

According to court documents in the case, two of the horses had bones that were  projecting and visible due to malnourishment. The horses were unable to graze due to a lack of grass in their quarter of an acre enclosure. It appeared that the horses had no water and no one caring for them for some time.

The horses were rehabilitated by Panhandle Equine Rescue.

The only horse rescue in Escambia County, PER was founded by a small group of concerned citizens with a mission to rescue, rehabilitate and provide adoption services for abused, neglected and abandoned equines. PER is authorized by the court system to investigate equine cruelty in Escambia County.

Photos top and below by PER for, click to enlarge.


9 Responses to “Two Sentenced In Century Animal Cruelty Case”

  1. Cuz (Danny Hall) on March 3rd, 2017 3:52 pm

    Some people think Animals are a joke , I’m 70 BUT if I caught someone abusing/mistreating an Animal , one of us will need a RESCUE UNIT !

  2. Bill on March 3rd, 2017 8:20 am

    Why would You have these or any animal if you can’t love and take care of it let’s see are you gentlemen just stupid or what if you have become unable to take care of them there are people you could have called that will

  3. Linda Hess on March 2nd, 2017 9:18 pm

    Shame on you two awful, awful men. You should be locked or chained outside in daytime heat and evening cold without food and especially NO WATER.. What has made grown men treat any animal this way? You should never ever be allowed to have any animals again. You should have paid a large fine and be sentenced to a great amount of Jail

  4. Walnut Hill on March 2nd, 2017 2:20 pm

    A fine should be levied. At least enough to repay PERS for their services.

  5. mq on March 2nd, 2017 11:49 am

    I agree with Lou for their community service.

  6. Howie on March 2nd, 2017 11:13 am

    Ashamed of you two allowing animals to starve and thirst. Get off your whiskey bottles. You both need to shovel horse manure and clean stalls for the Equestrian Center and Equine Rescue. You got off light with 50 hours of community service.

  7. horse lover on March 2nd, 2017 10:29 am

    thats not right.they should do jail time.people starve animals and will keep doing it because they walk away with alittle probation.i guess the judges dont see it as a crime and dont care.breaks my heart to look at those pictures. those men dont look like they have went without food.the rescue and animal control spends hours of their time trying to stop this and go to court for nothing.what a shame the system dont care about gods creatures.

  8. Just Saying on March 2nd, 2017 8:57 am

    Please tell us that they can’t and somebody will be checking to see if they will have any animals as well. They don’t deserve any! Not even a spider!!!

  9. Lou on March 2nd, 2017 7:20 am

    Their community service hours should be with the Equine Rescue!

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