“The fact that this has come out now is pretty horrible,” former neighbor Theresa Lundy said. “But the community would rather know, than not know. The whole thing is just really terrible.”

Remember the high-priced attorney that was charged with repeatedly raping his dog Snoopy? We here at Animal Lovers Are Life covered this story a few weeks ago and the response was phenomenal. But now a new detail has emerged in the case and we wanted to make sure you were up-to-date…

You’re never going to believe this…

Here’s the scoop per Pittsburg CBS:

Police have charged DeVoren, an environmental lawyer, with 10 felony counts of aggravated animal cruelty, 10 counts of sexual intercourse with an animal, and possession of heroin, cocaine and marijuana.

Police say DeVoren sexually abused his dog, Snoopy, a 6-month-old yellow lab. DeVoren lives and works in his apartment in Azimuth Court in Highland Park.

According to detectives, a witness told them they overheard the sexual abuse happening at least 10 times.

Back in 2014, DeVoren spent five months volunteering at Humane Animal Rescue as a dog walker and pet sitter.

“What our dog walkers do is they get our shelter animals out for walks around the shelter. So, it’s usually about a 10–15 minute walk,” said Dan Rossi, Humane Animal Rescue CEO.

Rossi said DeVoren’s work was not supervised. 

On Feb. 1, 2018, detectives removed Snoopy from DeVoren’s apartment and took him to a veterinary hospital. Police say the veterinarian told them the dog had internal injuries, but is recovering.

Workers at Humane Animal Rescue are shocked and disappointed to learn of the allegations.

“It’s very troubling. Everyone here, our staff and our volunteers, they come here because they care about animals and their well-being. Any type of an abuse to an animal is very disconcerting to us on so many levels. We just hate to see that,” said Rossi.

Devoren is 61-years-old. He turned himself into police Wednesday morning.

Can you believe this man was alone, unsupervised,
with dogs at the local animal shelter?

We can only imagine what he was doing with them!