The sheriff’s office shared the dog’s story and photos July 15. Deputies C. Choi and K. Gunter, both assigned to the civil division, found the dog during a routine check at an abandoned home. He was left with a water bowl and what appeared to be several packages of raw meat. Only the yellow foam trays remained, some of them chewed to pieces.
The tiled closet was filthy. What appeared to be scratches and claw marks stretched halfway up the walls. Without the intervention of deputies, authorities said the closet “would have become his coffin.”
He was left with a water bowl and what appeared to be several packages of raw meat. Only the yellow foam trays remained, some of them chewed to pieces.
“There’s no reason to ever leave any animal abandoned in an empty space,” the sheriff’s office said. “Our county has an animal shelter with caring animal lovers who do their best to help every animal in their care.”
In the weeks since, the dog has been improving at the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter. He has been gaining weight and doing well, according to authorities.
With Robinson’s arrest, the dog is expected to be available for adoption.
Robinson will be extradited to Georgia to face charges of animal cruelty, authorities said.
In other news:
Investigators are working to figure out what caused someone to drive up a ramp and off an interstate bridge.