LIBERTY, Ohio (WKBN) — A Liberty male considered he was serving to a pet dog in need to have only later on to uncover out he experienced been summoned to appear in court docket and could confront charges for animal cruelty. In the conclusion, it was a oversight and misunderstanding but for a when it experienced the male anxious that he’d be billed with something he did not do.
Liberty’s Tim Monroe Thursday afternoon confirmed his neighbor’s home on Keefer Street the place on Tuesday, July 5 he rescued an more mature Golden Retriever named Santos who was trapped in a smaller toilet.
“And I could listen to roo, roo, roo, roo. And I reported this doggy hasn’t moved from when I listened to it the other working day,” mentioned Monroe.
Immediately after learning the guy residing in the residence was arrested and jailed, Monroe tracked down a essential and entered the dwelling which Monroe stated was in deplorable condition.
“I place on a handmade hazmat accommodate, went in and uncovered the doggy in that squalor toilet locked in, got the canine out, gave it some food, h2o,” reported Monroe.
He also contacted the Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County who on July 6 despatched an investigator.
“In essence, she mentioned you have to treatment for the dog until the approach plays out, and at that level, I stated, ‘I in no way explained I would choose care of this dog,’ and she mentioned, ‘Well which is the law. You have to consider care of it,’ and I explained, ‘I’m not taking treatment of this pet past what I did,’ and she stated, ‘Well you could be billed,’” said Monroe.
Animal Welfare afterwards served Monroe with a detect of impound for a suspected violation of cruelty to companion animals. He was then notified that a legal circumstance experienced been filed versus him in Girard Municipal Court and a probable result in listening to was scheduled for Friday at 9 a.m.
The prosecutor for Animal Welfare League explained submitting the circumstance as criminal was a miscalculation. The hearing is to ascertain if anyone has an curiosity in the pet dog and if not, Animal Welfare will take above ownership. Monroe has now been informed he doesn’t even have to display up.
“I would think there could be a easier process for them to solve challenges like this for men and women like myself, and I’m sure there is a lot of of them out there that see an animal in distress or know about an animal that is currently being abused and they want to do the ideal matter,” explained Monroe.
Even while Monroe has been advised he does not have to seem Friday morning in Girard Municipal Courtroom, he’s still to make a decision if he’s heading to do so.