Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department Charges Woman with Animal Abuse

Life With Dogs is reader-supported. We may earn a small commission through products purchased using links on this page.
Photo Credit: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
Photo Credit: Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

On April 2, 2014, 62-year-old Lucila C. Tellez from Surprise, Ariz., was placed into custody and charged with animal cruelty after Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies found an emaciated adult female dog on her property.

The neglected animal was rescued and evaluated by a veterinarian who found the dog suffering from an acute case of dermatitis over most of her body, tick fever and edema.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio released a statement saying “this abuse in this case is disturbing. The suspect who neglected this dog will have to answer for her cruelty.”

The emaciated dog is under the care of the sheriff’s MASH Unit and will be available for adoption once the animal abuse case is settled and the pet is nursed back to health.

 

5 thoughts on “Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department Charges Woman with Animal Abuse”

  1. I’m happy to say, I think the dog will recover. I had a dog (not quite in as bad a shape, but close) and she recovered just fine. She lived a very long and very happy life after she got better with the help of medication and cuddles.

    Reply

Leave a Comment