In West Palm Beach, Florida, a 27-year-old woman admitted to authorities she left four dog to languish in a shed for two months behind her home after her boyfriend moved out. On Monday, Samantha Elizabeth Dwarka was charged with four counts of animal cruelty and four counts of confinement of animals without sufficient food, water or exercise.
According to AbcActionNews, Dwarka admitted to knowing the dogs were in the shed, but had no intentions of caring for them. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office found the dogs living in the closed up shed stacked in crates. The two dogs in the top crates had feces and urine in them, but most of the excrement had fallen into the bottom crates where the other two dogs were imprisoned. The stench in the shed was overwhelming when rescuers entered.
The two dogs in the bottom crates were not able to stand; no food or water was present at all. The dogs all suffered from internal parasites and severe malnutrition. The dogs are now under the care of Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control and have since gained weight.
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