In Pleasant Grove, Texas, an emaciated and injured dog had been left tethered to a tree with no access to either food or water. The dog’s owner, Trevor Deamon Kennedy, 48, was arrested on Thursday and charged with animal cruelty to a non-livestock animal.
According to the Dallas News, Kennedy kept the three-year-old pit bull and boxer mix named Bella tied to a tree. The SPCA of Texas took custody of the dog after Kennedy surrendered her on September 28. Earlier that day, investigators found Bella noting her spine, hip bones and ribs prominently sticking out. The chain around her neck had seriously cut into her flesh.
Bella is currently in the care of the Russell E. Dealey Animal Rescue Center.
To help support the SPCA of Texas’ efforts to help abused, neglected and homeless animals and to support the SPCA of Texas’ other programs and services, please visit www.spca.org/helptheanimals. To learn more about the SPCA of Texas, please visit their website at www.spca.org.
Get well soon Bella.
(Photo of suspect who left dog tethered to tree via Dallas Police and SPCA of Texas)
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