Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Hamilton, OH - The dog warden was called to assist with an eviction. They left with Denise Colon in tow, facing four counts of animal cruelty, three counts of failure to hold liability insurance -- as required by the state for pit bulls-- and three counts of not having her dog licensed. Dog Warden Don Fugate and the sheriff's deputies found two emaciated pit bulls and one dead pit bull in the basement.
"Those dogs didn't get like that overnight," Fugate said. "That's a long time of animals not being fed properly."Colon will be in court today, Feb. 19, on the animal cruelty counts. That's a first degree misdeamenor, punishable by up to $1,000 in fines and six months in jail.
The two surviving dogs are being treated at the humane society. One of the dogs was 25 pounds underweight when she came in, said humane society Executive Director Leland Gordon. Pit bulls are rarely adopted, so many of them are euthanized.
"We are sick and tired of euthanizing pit bulls."
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