Owner charged for horrible neglect of chained dog

Woman charged for horrible neglect of dog who was left to suffer on chain

In late March, a Florida woman was arrested and charged for the horrible neglect of a dog who was found suffering on the end of a chain, with no food or water in sight. On Monday, the Pembroke Pines Police Department highlighted the animal cruelty case in an effort to prevent similar incidents of animal cruelty from happening.

The Department told Facebook followers:

“Owning an animal comes with the responsibility to shelter, feed, and care for them – if you are unable to meet this responsibility, do the right thing and find a pet owner or animal rescue who will. Leaving your pet without access to food, water, or shelter is illegal. Leaving your pet to suffer in pain with injuries or other medical ailments without veterinary care is illegal.”

The dog at the heart of the stern warning is a Chihuahua named Shadow. By the time that Shadow’s situation was discovered, he was starving, suffering from mange, and he had two deep lacerations on his body from an embedded harness which was too small for his body.

Shadow was taken in by Milo’s Dog Rescue of South Florida and nursed back to health – according to the Department, he has been adopted into a new home.

The woman accused of neglecting Shadow is 55-year-old Jenniemae Mathurin; she was arrested on March 22 and is facing a felony charge of aggravated animal cruelty.

You can read more details about Shadow at this link to a fundraiser which was set up on his behalf.

(Image via Pembroke Pines Police Department Facebook page)

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5 replies
  1. Diana Rowell says:

    Tie a rope around this sub-human maggots neck, make it so tight she almost chokes, then tie her sadistic ass to a tree with NO food or water and leave her to rot. Sick of these monsters getting away this crap! Pray the judge will do their job and punish her to the fullest extent of the law. Period!

  2. Nancy Raymond says:

    OK Pembroke Pines, Florida, now step up – print this woman’s name, print her picture and submit it to all shelters, rescues and veterinarian’s offices so they are all aware of her and her horrific practice of neglecting animals. She needs to be used as an example of the punishment she should receive – NO slap on the hands because the dog survived – give her the stiffest sentence possible – it is time authorities DO something – lip service does not work – telling people what they should do means shit as those that abuse and neglect animals will never listen.

    • Diane Smith says:

      Amen to that, Nancy. The trouble with judicial sentencing is often that the basic laws are so lacking, small and ineffective that no judge can really “throw the book” at someone. Citizens must work to get appropriate sentencing for these felonies. Then judges CAN “throw the book”.
      We applaud those who are sentencing to the max., those suspects guilty of extreme animal cruelty and neglect. Some of these cases are gut wrenching.


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