Here they are – the people who are accused of abandoning their ailing dog in the cold. On Thursday, Ohio’s Willoughby police announced the arrest of the couple identified as the dog’s owners. The accused are Alvaro Torres, 39, and Heather Pica Torres, 36.
The cruelty case
The dog at the heart of the animal cruelty case is Lucy – a bulldog who was found abandoned with an old pillow and a crate in the area of St. Clair Extension, east of Erie Road. The abandoned dog showed obvious signs of neglect and was transported to the Lake County Dog Shelter for care. Lucy had a huge tumor on her face/neck which had to be surgically removed this week – she made it through the procedure and is being monitored.
The people identified as Lucy’s owners are facing a charge for cruelty to companion animals a felony of the fifth degree; and unlicensed dog, a minor misdemeanor.
Prior article about this situation here.
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