Rescue Shelter Owner Arrested For Bestiality
The Pope County, Arkansas Sheriff’s Department has arrested 32-year-old Jonathan Ford.
Ford is accused of having sex with the dogs at the rescue shelter he runs. People close to Ford say he was running a rescue shelter called I Love Lucy Pet Rescue outside of Hattieville.
One neighbor, Annette Williams, who works at a grocery store, was in disbelief. She told Local Memphis, “I was shocked because I didn’t know it was happening,” referring to Ford’s alleged crime.
Williams, who calls herself a “dog person,” says stray dogs are a problem in the county. “They have issues to begin with and to think that someone would show them kindness for a little bit and mistreat them again, that’s more than I can think of,” Williams said. She says hopes that Ford will pay for any crime he may have committed. “I am glad it came to light and hopefully it won’t ever happen again.”
Ford had been acting solely as his own rescue organization. “We kind of stay away from people like that, so we didn’t really get into his business and into his rescue,” said Clarissa Riedmueller, the owner of KC Pet Rescue in Morrilton, Arkansas. Ford had contacted her twice in the last six months. She told THV11 Ford had asked her to take in some of her rescued dogs.
“He actually comes across as a different person,” Riedmueller said. “He was always out to get any kind of dog very quickly. He didn’t ask a lot of the normal rescue questions that we would, what’s their temperament, things like that,” she said.