Bloodied dog leads police in Chicago to owner who had kicked it out of the house
A Chicago woman who said she “no longer wanted” her dog was charged with animal abuse over the weekend after her bleeding dog led police to her doorstep.
Police said they responded to an animal abuse call of children beating a dog with broomsticks and baseball bats.
The children fled when police arrived, and the dog, a terrier mix, walked back to the home it had been put out of, in East Garfield Park, and scratched on the door, according to Chicago Tribune.
Officers said the dog’s owner, Lashon Parks, 42, hadn’t been giving the animal water or food and had left it outside in temperatures below 25-degrees for an unidentified amount of time.
Parks told officers that she owned the dog for ten years but no longer wanted it.
She was charged with failure to comply with an animal owner’s duties and cruelty to animals, both misdemeanors.
The dog was in stable condition, according to an Animal Care & Control official.
Posted by jwoestendiek December 12th, 2011 under Muttsblog.
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