Joan Dewey

'Irvina', the dog beaten to death with a flashlight in Bethel Wednesday, September 10th, 2014. Photo Courtesy of Bethel Friends of Canines

‘Irvina’, the dog beaten to death with a flashlight in Bethel Wednesday, September 10th, 2014. Photo Courtesy of Bethel Friends of Canines

James Whitman changed his plea to guilty for a charge of animal cruelty in a Bethel court hearing Thursday. Magistrate Bruce Ward oversaw the case.

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A logo from Bethel Friends of Canines facebook page.

A logo from Bethel Friends of Canines facebook page.

The Bethel City Council passed a resolution to enforce their leash law at Tuesday’s meeting. Citizens urged the city to do more to keep dogs from getting hit by cars.

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