Currituck man charged with felonies following the death of two dogs

[Currituck County Animal Services]

The Currituck County Animal Services and Control Department charged a county resident with two felony animal abuse charges on Thursday, July 7, 2022, after two dogs were discovered dead at a home in Moyock. 

Christopher Ryan Riedel, of 128 Mack Jones Rd., was also served with two misdemeanor charges of animal abuse for two additional dogs found alive with injuries. Riedel was arrested with a $40,000 bond. His first court appearance is scheduled for July 13, 2022.

The dogs were discovered on Sunday, July 3, 2022, when Animal Control officers responded to a report of animal cruelty at 128 Mack Jones Rd.  Officers found two deceased French Bulldogs, which were females named Nala and Ruby. Necropsies have been performed on both.

The two surviving dogs were taken by Animal Control to a veterinarian for examinations, treatment, and documentation of their injuries. These dogs are Hershey, a male French Bulldog, and Marlee, a female Pomeranian/Husky mix. At this time, they are back with their owner who is an acquaintance of Mr. Riedel.

Currituck County Animal Services and Control urges all county residents to report suspected cases of animal abuse to 252-453-8682.