01/22/2016 | Filed under: State News |
"Update from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Department-The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office says deputies have arrested the owner of the dog that was found abandoned.The owner is 56-year-old Terri Lynn Benson of Pardeeville. Benson is being held at the Columbia County Jail on charges of mistreating animals and abandoning animals.
"Benson is scheduled to appear in Columbia County Circuit Court on Monday, January 25.
"Sheriff Richards says his office has received a tremendous amount of offers of support for the care and rehabilitation of 'Misty,' the abandoned black lab. Richards says anyone interested in contributing toward the care of Misty should contact the Columbia County Humane Society."
"From the Columbia County Humane Society - Last night, we were called by the Sheriff’s Department to come and pick up a dog. This dog was found by people who were out near hunting grounds north of Portage in the Town of Fort Winnebago. When our staff member arrived, she was told the dog was found in a large camping type bag that was zipped up. The dog suffered head trauma and was left in the bag. We immediately took her to the Portage Veterinary Clinic where Dr. Cooper examined her. He scored her body condition as a 1 out of 9. She has a very large mammary tumor and needed immediate attention for her head wounds. This poor dog needed 19 staples to close her head wounds. She is on antibiotics and pain medication.
"We are furious this dog suffered whatever trauma she suffered and was discarded like trash. If you recognize this dog, please contact us or the Columbia County Sheriff’s Department. They are investigating the incident. Their number is 608-742-4166. Our number is 608-742-3666. She is currently here at CCHS and hopefully on the mend. We don’t know what her future holds at this time but we and the Portage Veterinary Clinic will do what we can to help her.
"If you would like to donate:
http://cchswi.org/adoptees2.php – then click on the link on the left 'Make a Donation'"
|Credit - Racine Uncovered|
What the hell is the matter with people?