A Fayette Regional Humane Society agent and officers with the Washington C.H. Police Department responded to a report of a man was recorded on video kicking a dog. According to reports, the man was attempting to punish the dog because it didn’t listen.
Humane Agent Nick Marando removed a red and white pit bull mix that was shown being kicked along with two other dogs found at the residence. Marando transported all three dogs to a veterinary clinic for examination, treatment and boarding.
“The dogs will be available for adoption very soon since the owner has surrendered them into our custody” said Marando “All three of the dogs are very friendly and hope they find a good home.”
21-year-old Perry Elzey Jr. of 434 East Paint Street was arrested for cruelty to animals, a second degree misdemeanor by Washington C.H. police officers and transported to the Fayette County jail where he was later released. Elzey is scheduled to appear in the Washington C.H. Municipal Court on Wednesday for arraignment.
According to Humane Agent Brad Adams, FRHS has spent over $300 on boarding and veterinary care since the dogs were removed last Thursday, and expenses will continue to increase.
FRHS is asking for donations to help cover the expenses of the dog’s care. Contributions may be mailed to the Fayette Regional Humane Society at 153 S. Main St., Ste. 3, Washington C.H., OH 43160 or by going online at www.fayettehumanesociety.com