While Fayette Regional Humane Society (FRHS) agents were in the 1100 block of E. Paint St. in Washington C.H. recently, they observed an emaciated boxer confined in the backyard of a residence.
“The dog was underweight to the point where its ribs and hipbones were very prominent” said Nick Marando, humane agent.
According to FRHS Chief Humane Agent Brad Adams, upon further investigation, the dog didn’t have water, and when it was offered water, it began drinking excessively for a long period of time.
The dog’s owner told FRHS agents he noticed that his dog began losing weight a week prior to their visit.
After the owner surrendered the 4-year-old male boxer to FRHS, it was examined by a veterinarian at the humane society. The dog weighed 46 pounds with a greater weight range expected for its size, according to reports. The veterinarian said that the dog had bilateral ear infections, and a blood test showed anemia.
James L. Miller, 31, of Washington C.H., was served with three counts of cruelty to animals on Wednesday. Miller is scheduled to be arraigned in Washington C.H. Municipal Court next Wednesday.
The boxer, who FRHS staff named Wyatt, has gained 11 pounds in the past week-and-a-half since being under their care. Wyatt has been neutered, DHPP vaccinated, rabies vaccinated, dewormed, heartworm tested, flea treated, and micro-chipped. Wyatt is now available for adoption and if anyone is interested in him, they may call the humane society at 740-335-8126
The Fayette Regional Humane Society is a non-profit (501(c)(3), volunteer organization. They receive less than 2 percent of their support from governmental organizations and therefore must rely on donations, grants and fundraising to carry out their mission. The humane society is the only organization in Fayette County able to respond to calls about abused, neglected and injured domestic animals, 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
To learn more about the Fayette Regional Humane Society, please visit its website at www.fayettehumanesociety.com