A Florida man was arrested after a dead, decaying puppy was discovered in a cage, and the puppy’s severely underweight mother was found chained in the yard. According to WFLA News, the man facing animal cruelty charges for the horrible situation is identified as 33-year-old Marcus Aren Adams of St. Petersburg.
Adams told the authorities that he was unaware that the puppy was inside of the cage on the back patio of the home. Last week, officers with the Pinellas County Animal Control found the puppy “surrounded by liquid and maggots” inside of the dog cage.
The dogs at the home belong to Adams’ mother, who left her son in charge when she evacuated her house before the hurricane hit the area. Adams told the officers that he had checked on the chained dog several times, but never noticed the dead or dying puppy in the cage.
The malnourished, surviving dog, a one-year-old pit bull named “Girl,” was removed from the property and taken to Pinellas County Animal Services.
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Little boy told that he can choose any pet at shelter – he picks a huge, elderly cat who had just lost his home. Heartwarming story here!