The discovery of an emaciated dog, found at a gas station in Sarasota, has led to charges against a Bradenton, Florida woman. According to NBC 2 News, the skeletal dog had an embedded microchip which led the authorities to 21-year-old Brittany Osborne.
Osborne had multiple stories for investigators – first, she claimed that the four-year-old dog, named “Adria,” had run away from home a month earlier. The woman then changed her story and told the authorities that she had given the gaunt pit bull mix to a friend to “get rid of” because she couldn’t afford vet care.
The friend turned out to be the “good Samaritan” who initially claimed to have found the dog at the Sarasota gas station. The dog’s dismal condition indicated that she had been neglected and confined to a small space.
Adria has a new name, “Hope,” and she is being cared for by animal services, reports CBS 12 News. The woman accused of neglecting her so badly is facing felony animal cruelty charges and she is banned from owning or “being around” animals.
(Booking photo and Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office)
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