Teacher facing charge after horribly neglected dog discovered covered in feces

Teacher charged for neglecting dog
Spread the love

A teacher in North Carolina is facing a charge of animal cruelty following the discovery of a badly neglected dog who was covered in feces and urine. The dog, a Yorkshire terrier, was in such poor condition by the time she was found that she could not survive, reports ABC 11 News.

The woman facing charges for the neglect is identified as 61-year-old Chris Wright of Wake County; Wright is a teacher at Cedar Creek Middle School. In a voicemail message, Bart Elliott, the school’s principal, stated, “As a parent, I understand this news is upsetting.” Elliott has confirmed that the accused teacher has been suspended from her position – with pay.

After the neglected dog, named Josie, was discovered, she was taken to the Wake County animal shelter – her fur was horribly matted from the waste that she was forced to lay in and she was extremely malnourished. The fur around her mouth was “forced shut” because of the matting.

The woman accused of neglecting the dog has not provided any explanation about what happened.

(Image of neglected dog via screenshot from ABC 11 News)

Yesterday: Senior dog beaten during break-in at elderly couple’s home – more here.

More: Dog quarantined after nipping child who startled him – more here.

More news, updates, funny videos and memes on the National Animal News Facebook page.

The Pet Rescue Report endorses HempMy Pet – CBD products for pets

Enter Rescue10 at checkout for a 10% discount! Your purchase helps support our writing efforts.

Recently in the news: Considering CBD for your pet? Know what to look for (and what to avoid)!

An outdoor adventure

Favorite show!

Spread the love


  1. My child would be pulled out of school until that monster was FIRED!!!! What kind of sick person would let their baby get in that condition. No way do I want that trash anywhere around my child!

  2. WHY???
    This precious little treasure deserved to be a beloved family member……. I just can’t understand having a precious little treasure and not loving, snuggling and pampering them…….

    This POS who did this cruel act is PURE EVIL……. I truly believe that anyone who is deliberately cruel to others (people or animals) will burn in Hell forever for their cruelty…..

    Precious little treasure, your life was stolen from you (& your life mattered). You absolutely did NOT deserve to be treated so cruelly…… I am absolutely heartbroken for your trauma & death.

    Makes me sick inside to think of this precious baby suffering and crying for help in vain……

    Precious little treasure, please look for MacKitty in Heaven and he will welcome you into his snuggle buddies group. You can RIP amongst his loving friends……..

  3. Suspended WITH pay? What is wrong with these people? What constitutes getting fired in this school? This POS needs to rot in jail and have the key thrown away! What she allowed to happen to that precious dog is criminal!

  4. A TEACHER !!! Makes one wonder if There are thousands more out there teaching and that is one of the issues with abusive and down right evil youth !! the poor little dog did n’t get much help in trying to save her that is for sure…But then again North Carolina is TEXAS #2!!!!!

    • You know I am getting sick of you acting like Texas is number one in animal abuse. These cases happen all over the world. We love our pets, and DO NOT CONDONE this kind of behavior.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here