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Monday, Mar 26, 2012County: District of Columbia
» Ronald Hamlin
» Evelyn Hamlin
Police arrested Ronald Hamlin, 35, and Evelyn Hamlin, 37, of of the 1200 block of Savannah St. SE, SE D.C., on March 26 for failing to provide their dog with proper food, space and necessary veterinary care.
The Washington Humane Society reports that the Hamlins surrendered their dog, Rocky, to the humane society in very poor condition.
Authorities said the Hamlins' dog, Rocky, had been kept with no bedding in a crate made for a dog half its size for up to 20 hours a day. Rocky was emaciated with severe congenital skeletal deformations as well as calluses on both legs and a severely infected sore on one leg, police said. His coat was covered in urine and fecal staining.
Rocky is recovering and is now up for adoption.
The Washington Humane Society's Humane Law Enforcement Department, with four full-time Humane Law Enforcement Officers, investigates over 1,400 complaints of animal cruelty each year.
To report animal cruelty and neglect 24 hours a day, seven days a week, call 202-BE-HUMANE.
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