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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