Hattie M. Isaiah of Flamingo Drive, Boynton Beach and her son Andrew Jones of Abraham Ave. in West Palm Beach, Fla. face charges of animal cruelty for leaving their emaciated pit bull tied to a car bumper with no shelter, food, or clean water. On Monday, Boynton Beach Police Department announced the pair have been summoned to appear in court in Delray Beach on August 2 to be formally charged with one count each of animal cruelty, and unlawful abandonment or confinement of an animal.
On February 12, authorities found an adult starving pit bull tied by a cable to an abandoned car in the backyard of the Flamingo Drive residence. The dog’s spine, hips and ribs were readily apparent. The dog also had a large scar on his back and was sitting in the dirt constantly scratching.
The only water available, as described in the police affidavit was “green algae-laden.”
The dog was removed from the premises and transported to the Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control. Weighing only 30 pounds, a veterinarian examination showed the dog to be anemic and profoundly underweight. When fed dog food at the shelter, he “ate in a frantic manner.”
After excellent treatment by the Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control, the dog now weighs 43.6 pounds and is in good health.
There are many dogs and cats available for adoption through the Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control located at 7100 Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach. Readers can visit all animals available for adoption on the Internet by clicking here.
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