Thursday, December 9, 2010
Sheriff's Dept. Follows Up On Aminal Cruelty Case
A Putnam County man, accused of leaving two dogs out in the freezing cold weather, has now been cited for animal cruelty by the sheriff's office. Animal control officer Bill Hunter first investigated the case on County Farm Road last week, alleging that he found the animals in a pen outside of a home and with no access to fresh food, water or shelter. He says no one was home at the time, so he left a note for the owner and took the dogs to the shelter. Hunter claims that it took six days for the owner -- identified as 24-year-old Joshua Shane Barber -- to inquire about the animals. Barber was issued citations for two counts of animal cruelty and is scheduled to be in court January 3rd.