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just awful!

Discussion in 'General Dog Discussions' started by E Diggy, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. E Diggy

    E Diggy Big Dog

    [h=1]Syracuse woman charged with animal cruelty after malnourished dog found chained in attic[/h]
    A 5-year-old pit bull-boxer mix that was found malnourished and chained in an attic in Syracuse. The dog's owner has been charged with animal cruelty. (CNY SPCA)

    [​IMG] By Ken Sturtz | ksturtz@syracuse.com The Post-Standard
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    on October 11, 2013 at 5:26 PM, updated October 11, 2013 at 5:32 PM

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    Syracuse, N.Y. -- A Syracuse woman has been charged after animal cruelty investigators found a malnourished dog surrounded by feces and chained in an attic, the CNY SPCA announced.
    Melani Freeman, 40, was charged with three counts of animal cruelty including improper confinement, failure to provide medical care and failure to provide proper sustenance.
    Executive Director Paul Morgan said animal cruelty investigators went to a home at 2426 E. Genesee St. Tuesday after receiving a report of a dog chained in an attic.
    Investigators found a 5-year-old female pit bull-boxer mix malnourished and chained in the attic. Investigators seized the canine.
    Morgan said the dog, named Coco, weighs around 40 pounds, though she should weigh about 65 pounds. The dog is being examined to ensure there are no underlying medical problems. She is also slowly being brought up to her proper weight, Morgan said.
    Freeman is scheduled to appear in Syracuse City Court later in October.
    Coco isn't the only recent animal cruelty case the SPCA has dealt with.
    "We've been very busy lately unfortunately," Morgan said.
    Investigators have made four animal cruelty arrests in the last week alone. Morgan said one involved a horse and three others dealt with abandoned dogs. Investigators get about 20 calls a day.
    The CNY SPCA is seeking donations and support to deal with the influx of animals it has recently taken in.
  2. CallSignOWL

    CallSignOWL Good Dog

    oooh that poor baby
  3. E Diggy

    E Diggy Big Dog

    I know. The only good thing is that the ones like this that get media attention always end up getting adopted right away.

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