Authorities arrested a Florida woman for animal cruelty on Aug. 22 after she was caught on camera putting her dog into a car trunk.
Sara Perry, 27, brought her “visibly emaciated” dog Neptune to an animal shelter in Brevard County, Florida, to be taken in or euthanized, according to the county sheriff’s office, Fox News reported.
The shelter told Perry it could not take in her dog because it was at full capacity, nor could it perform animal euthanasia for the public, according to Fox News. (RELATED: Shark Tries To Attack A Dog, A Bunch Of Other Dogs Rush To The Rescue In Epic Video)
A woman was charged with animal abuse after footage shows her putting her dog in the trunk of her car. Authorities say she became angry after an animal shelter refused to take the dog because there was no space. https://t.co/KPr7oYAsPd pic.twitter.com/dLn7vdZylN
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The shelter’s refusal prompted Perry to become “extremely angry,” Sheriff Wayne Ivey said in a video on the agency’s Facebook page. A bystander filmed Perry dragging her dog by its leash into the trunk of a hot car, the sheriff said.
Shelter workers reported Perry to county animal services.
The dog was “visibly emaciated and appeared to be uncared for” when investigators located it, Ivey said, adding that a veterinarian said the dog was “in very poor health and was extremely malnourished.”
Authorities charged Perry with felony animal abuse “for the despicable way she treated this poor, helpless pet,” Ivey said.
“The abuse of this innocent pet makes absolutely no sense and can only be attributed to someone who has zero compassion for animals, and, quite frankly, shouldn’t be allowed to even own a plant, much less a pet,” Ivey said in the video.
“Anyone who can do something like this to an innocent pet could just as easily do it to a human, so I have zero remorse about locking her up or sympathy for any excuse she may have for her actions,” he continued.
HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO TELL YOU THAT IF YOU ABUSE AN ANIMAL IN BREVARD COUNTY YOU’RE GOING STRAIGHT TO JAIL
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The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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