Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Man Who Abandoned Dog May Face Criminal Charges

The Putnam County sheriff's office says a man who moved out of a rented home on Cumby Road about two weeks ago may face criminal charges for leaving behind a dog that had also been living at the home. The landlord contacted the sheriff's office about the incident this week and said that she had rented the home to some people she knew, one of whom had a dog. But she says that man apparently moved away earlier this month and left the dog behind. She says the dog's apparent owner won't return her phone calls, and says the dog continues to run at large in the neighborhood. Putnam County's animal control officer Chris Brown says that some traps have been set out in an attempt to catch the stray animal, and says that charges will be filed on the owner for abandonment.