East Providence PD arrest three individuals on animal cruelty, other charges

East Providence PD arrest three individuals on animal cruelty, other charges

EAST PROVIDENCE, RI – Three people were arrested and charged on Monday on a number of charges involving an animal.

 Kayla Card and William Pagliarini of Johnston, and Scott Corbin of Providence, were arrested and charged with:

Mistreatment of animals,

Unnecessary cruelty to animals,

Dog outside when the ambient temperature too hot/too cold, and

Owner/keeper fails to provide dog adequate veterinary care


Kayla Card and William Pagliarini, the owners of the dog, are accused of not providing adequate veterinary care and allowing their dog, “Primo” a black, tan and white Bully/Pit mix, to suffer from a severe skin infection without proper treatment and veterinary care.

The two left the dog at Sunset Auto Spa at 360 Taunton Ave. in East Providence in the care of one of their employees, Scott Corbin, while Pagliarini was out of town.

On August 25, 2021, East Providence Animal Control was contacted with a report of a dog being left outside in a kennel at the Auto Spa and “not doing well.”

Upon arrival, Animal Control found that the dog was coughing and appeared to be having difficulty breathing. The temperature at that time was 90 degrees. The dog also appeared to be a severe skin infection.

East Providence Animal Control seized Primo and immediately brought the dog to the veterinarian for assessment and treatment. Primo has been at the East Providence Animal Control Center, under the care of a veterinarian, since that time.

Since that time, Animal Control has checked in on Primo. He was found to have improved by about 50 percent. He receives medicated baths, but still may need several more weeks of treatment.