Suspect Pleads Guilty in Dog Abuse Case

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TWINSBURG, Ohio — In December, 12 pit bull mix dogs were seized from an Akron home in a cruelty case that lasted over three months.

The offender in the case has pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty, according to PAWSibilities Humane Society of Greater Akron.

According to the humane society, the dogs were seized along with a slate treadmill, syringes, bite sticks and other home remedy supplies.

“The dogs were tied in the basement and backyard in poor conditions,” said Tim Harland, senior human officer. “They were malnourished, most lacked food and water, and some were injured and scared.”

All 12 dogs, which include six adults and six puppies, have been treated and assessed and are available for adoption.

The suspect in the case must pay restitution of $1,500, surrender their dogs to the humane society and can’t own another dog for five years.

For more on the humane society, click here.