Frederick Man Charged With Animal Cruelty & Neglect

Two puppies were seized from his home.

Frederick, Md. (KM) – Six counts of abuse or neglect of animals have been filed against a Frederick man.  A criminal summons was served on Wednesday to Tiree Lynell Peck, age 34.

In December, 2021, the Sheriff’s Office and the Division of Animal Control received a tip  about a possible abuse of two Cane Corso puppies in the 6600 block of Granville Court in Frederick.

A search warrant was served on December 15th, and officers removed the two puppies from the house. They also seized evidence and took photos.

Authorities say their investigation determined Peck had kept the two dogs tethered for extended periods of time, limiting their ability to stand and have access to food and water. He is also accused of muzzling the dogs with a makeshift device resulting in physical injury.

The two Cane Corso puppies have been turned over to Frederick County Animal Control

“The owner has declined  multiple times to voluntarily release ownership to the FCDAC so we will watch over the dogs through the completion of the criminal case,” said David Luckenbaugh, Interim Director of the Frederick County Division of Animal Control. “Once the case is over, we will make every effort to obtain custody through the legal process. We adamantly oppose returning custody of the dogs back to Mr. Peck.

“From there, we will to place the dogs in a breed specific rescue which has extensive experience and knowledge of the breed,” Lukenbaugh continues.

Anyone who has information on this case is can contact the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office at 301-600-1046. They can reference case #21-127213.

By Kevin McManus