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Tuesday, Jan 30, 2007County: Providence
Disposition: Not Charged
Abuser names unreleased
Pawtucket police investigate a possible case of animal abuse. Responding to a call, the city's animal control officers went to a home on John Street earlier this week where they found a 41-pound Rottweiler so weak that it couldn't stand.
The animal had weighed more than 100 pounds. The animal had low body temperature and low pulse. The dog was taken to a vet, where it later died. Animal control officer John Holmes says the state Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and police are investigating.
Police withheld the name and address of the dog's owner while the case is under investigation. State law requires that the owner of an animal provide food and shelter as well as veterinary care as needed. Failure to provide that amounts to cruelty to animals, a crime.
- Fox 12 News - Feb 1, 2007
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