A woman in Ohio has been arrested and she is facing charges after dumping an emaciated dog at an animal welfare agency. The dog, skeletal and covered in sores, was left in a cage outside of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty for Animals in Sharonville – a search for the person who left him ensued.
According to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office, the investigation led to the arrest of 39-year-old Arlene Dynell McKinnon of West Chester. In a release, the authorities stated that McKinnon admitted to dog wardens that she had owned the dog for several months and kept him in a cage because of her “busy schedule.” She also allegedly admitted to dropping the dog off outside of the animal shelter.
Sheriff Jones states “This is happening way too often in our County where people think starving a dog is better than reaching out for help. I will continue to hold people accountable for these disgusting actions against defenseless animals.”
The dog is in such poor condition that his chances for survival are unknown – he is receiving round-the-clock veterinary care.
(Image via Butler County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page)
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