Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Animal Cruelty Investigated
The animal control officer at the Putnam County sheriff's office says he is continuing to investigate complaints about a local "pet sitting" service. Deputy Chris Brown says he spoke to a woman recently whose son had left his dog at a commercial pet sitter while he was out of town. The woman says the dog appeared to be in good health when it was dropped off, but says they learned upon returning to town that the dog -- a two-year-old Weimaraner -- had died. Brown says animal control officers have answered other calls at the business in the past, but did not indicate whether animal cruelty charges would be appropriate in this particular case.