Man accused of abandoning 5 dogs without foodMARSHFIELD, Wis. — A Marshfield man is accused of abandoning five dogs in an apartment without food or water for at least 12 days.
By: Associated Press, Worthington Daily Globe
MARSHFIELD, Wis. — A Marshfield man is accused of abandoning five dogs in an apartment without food or water for at least 12 days.
Police are seeking felony charges against the 20-year-old.
Officers who performed a welfare check at the man’s apartment Friday say they found an adult pit bull and four puppies living among their feces.
The Marshfield News-Herald says the dogs were taken to a veterinary hospital, where four of the five are showing signs of improvement.
The dogs were malnourished, with their spines and ribs visible. A veterinarian says two of the older puppies had gone at least a month without food.
The man allegedly told police he though a roommate was taking care of the dogs while he was out of town. Police say no roommate is listed on the apartment lease.