Police in Ohio have charged the woman they say was responsible for abandoning a dog in a park with the words “free” and “good home only” written on her in permanent marker.
Ross County authorities identified the woman as Kendra Stafford of Chillicothe. She faces charges of animal cruelty and animal abandonment, WSYX in Columbus reported.
The dog, a 6-month-old lab mix taken in by the Ross County Humane Society, was renamed Marvela and quickly adopted after being found in a crate in a local park.
Stafford’s expected to be arraigned in Chillicothe Municipal Court on June 8th.
Initial news reports offered no information on how police were able to track her down.
Court records show Stafford has also been accused of endangering her children. Three years ago, they were temporarily taken out of her custody.
(Photo: Ross County Humane Society)