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Case ID: 20104
Classification: Neglect / Abandonment
Animal: dog (non pit-bull)
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Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015

County: Pima

Charges: Misdemeanor
Disposition: Alleged

Alleged: James Hutchinson

Case Updates: 1 update(s) available

A man has been accused of animal cruelty after Pima County Sheriff's deputies found six dogs left unattended in his truck in 102-degree weather.

Sheriff's officials say 65-year-old James Hutchinson has been booked into the Pima County Adult Detention Complex on suspicion of six counts of cruelty to animals.

Deputies say the dogs were found Wednesday in the parking lot of a Tucson hotel.

They say four dogs were in crates in the bed of the truck and two others were inside the cab with the windows rolled down about four inches.

Pima Animal Care Center was called to respond and pick up the animals.

Hutchinson was arrested after he returned to the Red Roof Inn.

It's unclear if he has a lawyer yet for his case.


Case Updates

Pima County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a hotel in the 3700 block of East Irvington Road Wednesday after getting a call from a hotel guest about the animals being left alone in a truck.

Pima Animal Care Center also responded and snapped the photos at the scene. Investigators say 65-year-old James Hutchinson left the animals alone in crates in the bed of the truck as well as inside the truck cab in 102-degree weather. They were treated and are fine now.

Hutchinson was booked into the Pima County Adult Detention Complex and is facing six counts of cruelty to animals. He has since been released.
Source: Tucson News Now - Aug 21, 2015
Update posted on Aug 21, 2015 - 3:34PM 

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