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Monday, Oct 31, 2005County: Broward
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Alleged: Miron Thompkins
A dog owner was arrested after his dog was found emaciated and barely able to walk at his Hollywood home.
Miron Thompkins, 31, has been charged with animal cruelty and animal neglect.
Hollywood police found his puppy, Sassy, unable to move, with a 1-foot choke collar tightly around her neck, at a residence on McKinley Street in Hollywood.
Veterinarians say Sassy is 50 percent underweight. At the time of the alleged cruelty, Sassy was found eating rocks, NBC 6's Martha Sugalski reported.
The body of another dog was found at the residence, but Thompkins will not be charged in its death, Sugalski reported.
Sassy has little strength and is learning to walk again. With a little love and care, she could be up on all four paws again soon.
"She'll be here another week or two. She needs one surgery. She needs to gain another 20 pounds. She needs a lot. But, she's in good hands here," said Allen Babcock, of the Dog & Cat Rescue Incorporated.
If you are interested in adopting the puppy, call the Allen Babcock Dog & Cat Rescue Incorporated at (954) 462-8840 or (305) 787-7353.
- NBC6.Net November 8, 2005
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