In a heartbreaking story of extreme neglect, a four-month-old St. Bernard puppy had to be euthanized after he was found severely emaciated and suffering from seizures in Jacksonville, Florida.
According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, the puppy and seven other dogs were seized by Animal Control after they were found living in inhumane conditions. Susann Seeber, 44, has been charged with eight counts of animal cruelty and eight counts of inhumane confinement involving the St. Bernard dogs and puppies. NewsJax4 reports Seeber had been arrested for driving a stolen vehicle and was later asked if she needed someone to help care for the dogs that had been living in the East Union Street warehouse with her.
A neighbor reported Seeber had been living with more than 20 dogs at one time. When Animal Control arrived, they found the eight dogs chained up with no food or water. One of the dogs had been bitten by a “spider” and his leg had been taped. The area was strewn with feces and urine. Seeber surrendered all of the dogs to Animal Control.
Seeber also has an outstanding animal cruelty warrant from Brazoria County, Texas along with other pending unrelated charges. She is currently being held in the Duval County Jail in lieu of $34,000 bond.
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(Photo of St. Bernard puppy owner booked into jail via New4Jax at booking)