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Case ID: 19144
Classification: Neglect / Abandonment
Animal: dog (pit-bull)
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Wednesday, Jan 18, 2012

County: Calhoun

Disposition: Alleged

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Warrants are being sought for a man, 37, and his girlfriend, 34, after animal control officers from the Battle Creek Police Department seized a dog Wednesday that they said was emaciated and suffering from neglect.

Officers went to a house in the first block of Sanderson Street about 12:55 p.m. Wednesday and said they found a 4-5 year old pitbull attached to a log chain in the back yard.

The dog appeared malnourished and had open sores on its back infested with maggots, and some signs of frostbite.

Officers spoke to the man who said the dog belonged to his girlfriend who was at work. He told officers he didn't see anything wrong.

He said the dog was always kept on the chain and officers said they determined the dog had not been adequately fed, there was no food or water, the animal did not have any bedding in the shelter and had been chained for more than an hour, all violations.

The dog was taken to the Calhoun County Animal Shelter for evaluation and treatment.


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