- Ohio, USA -
On February 11, the Ross County Humane Society wrote in their Facebook post that in the morning a dog was found lifeless locked in a carrier on Hospital Road in Chillicothe.
The Chillicothe-based shelter offered a $500 reward in exchange for information leading to the identification and criminal conviction of the person(s) responsible for this cruel act.
The nonprofit announced that the Ross County Dog Warden has filed formal charges on a Georgia woman in connection with this case.
30-year-old BRANDI L. GOODMAN admitted to putting the small pup at the side of the road because she did not know what do with the body.
GOODMAN claimed the furbaby died of natural causes.
Chillicothe Gazette reports that according to Ross County Humane Society Director Jenn Thomas, in the woman’s phone there were pictures of the dog who resembles the one found in the crate.
GOODMAN said the pup lived in the car because although she works in Chillicothe, she does not reside in Ohio.
GOODMAN was charged with cruelty to animals and abandoning an animal.
Ohio State University will perform a necropsy and the results will determine specific charges against the woman.
The fact remains that even if the woman did not kill the dog, the way she just dumped the crate will hopefully be punishable by the law.
GOODMAN is due back in court February 21.