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Arrest Made in Connection with Case of Cruelly Treated Dogs Removed from Dallas Apartment

 

(DALLAS, TX); March 8, 2019 – Corinne O'Hara, 26, was arrested Friday morning by the Dallas Police Department on an animal cruelty charge after the SPCA of Texas and Dallas Animal Services removed two cruelly treated dogs on Monday, February 25, 2019. O'Hara was booked into the Lew Sterrett Justice Center, and charged with Cruelty to Non-Livestock Animals for failing to provide necessary food, water, care, or shelter for an animal in the person's custody, which is a Class A Misdemeanor. The case has been filed with the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution. Bond has not yet been set.


On Monday, February 25, 2019, two dogs were removed from a Dallas apartment. The dogs were found confined to separate crates inside of the unit. Both crates were covered with dried feces. Neither of the dogs had access to food or water, and both appeared to be severely underweight.


The Dallas Police Department received a call in reference to two dogs found in distress from an apartment manager on February 25, 2019, and DPD's designated Animal Cruelty Detectives were dispatched to the location. The detectives made contact with the owner, who agreed to surrender the dogs. The dogs were removed and transported to the SPCA of Texas' Russell E. Dealey Animal Rescue Center, where they were examined by a veterinarian, placed on a starvation feeding protocol and monitored by medical staff.


Initial examinations by medical staff revealed both dogs had been covered in urine and feces for so long that sores had developed, and both had a body condition score (BCS) of 1/9. For reference, a BCS of 4-5/9 is considered ideal using the Purina Body Scoring System. The SPCA of Texas will continue caring for the dogs until they are healthy enough for adoption.

 

To view and download photos of the dogs and their owner, please click on the following link or copy and paste it into a browser: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/apio15iecyqpo3q/AAA7VR8qheuGhZIlBtfePFOoa?dl=0.

 

To help support the SPCA of Texas and its efforts to help abused, neglected and homeless animals and to support the SPCA of Texas' other programs and services, please visit www.spca.org/helptheanimals. To learn more about the SPCA of Texas, please visit our website at www.spca.org.

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