6 Puppies Shot, Killed & Dumped. No plea deals for woman charged

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We are petitioning that Tim Martin, Commonwealth‘s  Attorney prosecute Betty "Betsy" Hemp to the fullest extent of the law (no plea deals) for shooting and then dumping  6 puppies, under 6 months old, that were in her care.  Ms. Hemp and her son are known dog breeders.   We are further requesting that the judge order that all animals in their care be immediately surrendered to the County.

Take a stand to show that animal cruelty will not be tolerated in Augusta County VA or anywhere across the US 


On December 22, 2018, Augusta County (VA) Deputy Sheriff's found 6 deceased hound puppies (approximately 4-6 months old) that had been shot and discarded over a steep embankment.

On December 27, 2018, Betty "Betsy" G. Hemp of Middlebrook VA was arrested and charged in connection with the death of these 6 puppies.   She was processed and released on a $2500 unsecured bond.

She was charged with:

6 counts of animal cruelty 3.2-6570 (Felony)

6 counts of illegal dumping 33.2-802 (Misdemeanor)