A woman in Aiken, South Carolina, has been charged with animal cruelty after the discovery of a frozen puppy in an outside cage, and another dog chained outdoors in freezing temperatures. According to WRDW News, 39-year-old Robyn Denise Bacon was cited after the horrific discovery was made on the morning of January 2.
Authorities found the dogs outside of a home on the 500 block of Newberry Street NW – the deceased puppy in the cage was “frozen solid” and appeared to have suffered from neglect before perishing in the cold. The surviving dog, a white female pit bull, was determined to be underweight and covered with multiple cuts and sores.
Both dogs were taken to the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare – the surviving dog is said to be doing well. On Thursday afternoon, the animal shelter posted a Facebook message about the ongoing animal cruelty issues:
A letter from our President: “I feel great sorrow for not only the animals, but also our staff who has to see these images and care for survivors of atrocities like these. I also grieve for the officers who have to deal with it firsthand. I grieve for our society. We have enabled people to become monsters because we do too little to penalize those that callously harm innocent animals.”
(Image/screenshot via WRDW News)
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