WCH Man Charged with Animal Cruelty

(Wyatt the dog is now available for adoption)

While Fayette Regional Humane Society (FRHS) agents were in the 1100 block of East Paint Street, they observed an emaciated boxer confined in the backyard of a residence.


“The dog was underweight to the point where its ribs and hipbones were very prominent” said Nick Marando, humane agent 


According to Chief Humane Agent Brad Adams, upon further investigation, the dog didn’t have water, and when it was offered water, it began drinking excessively for a long period of time.


The dog’s owner told FRHS agents he noticed that his dog began losing weight a week prior to their visit.


After the owner surrendered the dog four-year-old male boxer to FRHS, it was examined by a veterinarian at the humane society. The dog weighed 46 pounds with a greater weight range expected for its size, according to reports. The veterinarian stated that the dog had bilateral ear infections and a blood test showed anemia.


31-year-old James L. Miller of Washington C.H. was served with three charges of cruelty to animals on Wednesday. Miller is scheduled to be arraigned at the Washington C.H. Municipal Court on November 7.


The boxer, who FRHS staff named Wyatt, has gained 11 pounds in the past week and a half since being under their care. Wyatt has been neutered, DHPP vaccinated, rabies vaccinated, dewormed, heartworm tested, flea treated, and micro-chipped. 

Wyatt is now available for adoption and if anyone is interested in him, they may call the humane society at (740) 335-8126.

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