In Cook County, Georgia, the dog dubbed “Finney” who was discovered severely malnourished at a home where deputies apprehended fugitive murder and robbery suspect, Caleb Day, died on Monday afternoon. Veterinarians worked for days trying their best to save the dog, but his physical condition had deteriorated too much for him to survive.
“We are simply heartbroken to have to post, our Finney has lost his battle,” posted the Humane Society of Valdosta/Lowndes County “We got the call he was declining and we were rushing to be with him, but he passed away about five minutes before we got there. He was surrounded by the vets and staff. His little body had endured too much before we got him and despite how hard he tried; it just simply gave out.
To our Finney, you will forever be part of our hearts. You mattered to so many. We will continue to fight for you. We love you Finney. We will see you again one day at the bridge.
We will be sending Finney for an autopsy. We want any and every charge to stick that possibly can.
To say we are heartbroken is an understatement. We do apologize in advance if we are a little slow in responding. When you give everything and it still isn’t good enough, really takes it out of you.”
Charges against Finney’s owner have been upgraded to two felony animal cruelty charges. Ashley Hernandez, 31, was arrested on Monday at her home located on Gallie Lissimore Road. She originally faced misdemeanor charges until Finney died. On Monday afternoon, she was taken to the Cook County Jail and awaits her first court appearance.
Rest in peace Finney. We hope you find justice. If found guilty of two felony animal cruelty counts, Hernandez could face up to five years in prison.
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