Warwick man held without bail in ‘black coyotes’ cruelty case

WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — One of the owners of the two hybrid dogs that roamed Oakland Beach in Warwick for days was in court Friday on animal cruelty charges.

Amanda Bray and Andrew Sanville of Warwick were arrested Thursday after the dogs — initially believed to be coyoteswere captured.

Warwick police share this booking photo Andrew Sanville.

After capturing the dogs, police searched the home of Bray and Sanville.

There, they found two more dogs and 13 cats that have since been taken to the Warwick Animal Shelter.

ABC 6 News spoke with the brother of one of the men living in the home, who said he got the dogs and asked his brother to watch them while he was away.

Warwick police share this booking photo of Amanda Bray.

Sanville was held as a probation violator and charged with one count of animal cruelty, one count of care of dogs, one count of compulsory rabies vaccination, and two counts of abandonment of animals.

A judge kept him held without bail on Friday. His next court appearance is set for April 27.

As for Bray, she was released on personal recognizance and is expected to appear in court in May.

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