Larry Sanders Was Cited for Animal Cruelty

You might think that Larry Sanders’ year couldn’t possibly get any worse. You would be wrong. The embattled Milwaukee Bucks center was cited twice for leaving his dogs out in the cold back in January. Per the Journal Sentinel: “Sanders paid a total of $330 for the two municipal citations. 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. The neighbor said Sanders told her that he was going to call the police if she returned, court records say. 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. Police notified the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission to retrieve the dogs. An employee of the center determined the dogs ‘were in harm and needed to be removed,’ according to the police report. On Jan. 4, police went back to Sanders’ home, met with Sanders and issued the two citations. A Bucks spokesman said the team would have no comment. Michael Hart, who represented Sanders in the nightclub incident, said Sanders was not in town when police were summoned about the dogs. Hart said that when Sanders got back to town and tried to pick up the dogs, he was given the citations.”