Police officer and his wife charged with starving their dog

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In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, a police officer and his wife were arrested this week and charged with animal cruelty and neglect for starving their dog – a Golden Labrador retriever. Jeffrey Levan and his wife Amber Levan have each been charged with one count of animal cruelty and two counts of animal neglect.

According to AbcNews, Levan, 51, and his wife, 33, starved their dog so badly, its bones protruded from its body.

Pennsylvania State Police stated the dog had been 30 pounds underweight, smelled like urine, had visible open sores on his legs, and his bones could be seen sticking out prominently from his body.

The dog was removed from the couple’s home and has been recuperating at One Dog at a Time where he received medical treatment and placed on a feeding program to safely gain weight.

Amber Levan, worked at the Dauphin County Judicial Center. She has since been placed on leave pending the outcome of the investigation. Jeffrey Levan has been placed on paid leave according to Highspire Police Chief Mark Stonbraker.

A hearing is scheduled for September 3.

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5 replies
  1. Shirley Freeland says:

    The policeman is not fit to be a policeman. He should be ousted from his job for good. This wife is a disgrace also. For both of them to starve a dog to this point is cruelty at it’s worst. This dog to get this skinny has probably not been fed for months in this kind of condition. Please make them both serve jail time and give them bread and water for a few weeks.

  2. Jan Barnes says:


    That “BRAIN EATING DISEASE” is suddenly striking POLICE OFFICERS!

  3. Sherry Mainquist says:

    An officer of the law….n his wife did this….what else are they capable of doin against the law…??? Both sukd b jobless their not worthy of working wth the public!!!

  4. Pennysdachshunds says:

    WELL I JUST HOPE neither of These “DEDICATED OFFICERS for their County” is UP for Officer of the YEAR!!! These abusing, ass wipes Should Be put in Solitary Confinement for at least a year EACH on b\”Bread Water & EXLAX”!

  5. Barkley's Mom says:

    So glad the officer is getting a “paid” vacation for starving his dog! He and his wife need to be locked up and the keys thrown away for what they have done! Both work in law enforcement they should be better than this!


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