Bucks center Larry Sanders who was involved in a bar fight on November 3, was cited 2 times for animal cruelty and paid $330, according to the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel. Sanders claims he was out of town when police were called about his puppies being left in the cold without food, water or shelter, though a neighbor claims to have approached the NBA center about the welfare of the animals.
According to court records, a neighbor called police to say Sanders kept his two German shepherd puppies outside in the cold for hours without proper shelter, food and water.
The person said she tried to speak with Sanders about his dogs but felt intimidated and was told by Sanders to leave his property.
On Jan. 3, police attempted to contact Sanders but were unsuccessful. An officer went to Sanders’ home in the 3200 block of N. Lake Drive, and saw the two puppies in the backyard with no shelter, food or water. The officer noted that the temperature outside was 17 degrees.