WELAKA, Fla. - Deputies arrested a 27-year-old woman Tuesday accused of abusing or neglecting her dog and multiple puppies.
The Putnam County Sheriff's Office Animal Services said on Monday at 3:30 p.m., they received information regarding a possible malnourished dog in the 100 block of Beecher Springs Road.
Investigators said a passerby noticed a deceased dog lying near a trash collection site (WARNING: Graphic photo) along with six puppies, three of which were also deceased.
According to deputies, further investigation revealed that the pit bull/hound mix and her puppies may have been neglected and/or abused as they were severely emaciated.
Sgt. Tom Swart began investigating the incident and located the suspect, identified by deputies as 27-year-old Deondra Milledge.
Deputies said Milledge was arrested on Tuesday and booked into the Putnam County Jail on five counts of animal cruelty. Milledge was given a bond in the amount of $5,020.
"It amazes me that a human being can be so insensitive and cruel," said Sheriff Jeff Hardy.
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