The recent discovery of two starving dogs has resulted in the arrest of a North Charleston, South Carolina, man. According to Thursday’s ABC News 4, in November, after an officer discovered a starved German shepherd and “frail” American Staffordshire terrier, at the home of their owner, identified as Kurt Evans Smith II, it was apparent that the dogs had been surviving without care for some time.
The officer did not make contact with Smith on the first visit to the Little Sydneys Way residence, but later, when Smith was questioned, he admitted that he had basically left the dogs to fend for themselves, telling the officer that he had “been out of town for a couple of days.”
According to the ABC News article, the German shepherd was taken to the Charleston Animal Society – no word on the current location of the American Staffordshire terrier. Smith was arrested and he is facing an animal cruelty charge for the alleged neglect and a charge for lack of current vaccinations.
(Booking photo via ABC News 4)