Ross County authorities have identified and charged the woman allegedly responsible for abandoning a young Labrador retriever puppy at Yoctangee Park in Chillicothe, Ohio. On Friday, Kendra Stafford was charged with animal cruelty and animal abandonment.
According to Circa News, Stafford is expected to be arraigned in Chillicothe Municipal Court on June 8th at 9 a.m.
The dog had “free” and “good home only” written in black magic marker along her side and on top of her head. Photos of the dog sparked outrage across the country followed by a ton of offers to adopt her. More than 30 applications flooded in from across the country to the Ross County Humane Society that cared for the dog they named Marvela.
On Thursday, Marvela was adopted.
(Abandoning dog photos with magic marker via Ross County Humane Society)
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