Updated: Feb 9
- Massachusetts, USA -
Chief Richard Nighelli with the Marion Police Department reports that the Department arrested 26-year-old BRANDON R. DAVIS (pictured below).
Following the execution of a search warrant, DAVIS was arrested in the evening on Thursday, February 4, and charged with cruelty to an animal, and possession of ammunition without an LTC/FID Card.
According to the Department’s Media Release, on Wednesday, February 3, Marion Animal Control Officer Susan Connor received information about DAVIS keeping a Pitbull-type dog in a cage inside his home on Mill Street.
The person also expressed their concern about the furbaby’s wellbeing as they said that the dog was only being let out of the cage a few times per day to go potty.
Furthermore, the person reporting the situation also said the dog was emaciated and alerted animal control to unsanitary conditions inside the cage.
When ACO Connor went to DAVIS’ home to investigate the complaint, no one was home.
ACO Connor noticed a deceased chicken on the lawn.
The following day, Thursday, February 4, Marion Police obtained a search warrant which was then executed on DAVIS’ home.
Officers found a female Pitbull-type dog inside a cage.
Police say the furbaby appeared to be emaciated and there was blood on her tail.
Inside the cage officers found animal waste, dirty rags, scattered dried dog food and overturned water bowls and no water.
The poor soul was immediately seized by ACO Connor and transported to Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists to receive medical treatment.
Thankfully, the baby is expected to make a full recovery but will likely require extensive treatment and rehabilitation.
The search also led also to the discovery of ammunition.
DAVIS was present during the search warrant and was placed under arrest.
He was charged with animal cruelty and released on $340 bail.
DAVIS was released on personal recognizance following arraignment in Wareham District Court Friday, February 5.
A petition has been created addressed to Plymouth County, Massachusetts District Attorney Tim Cruz, asking him to give DAVIS the just punishment.
The Marion Police Department is accepting donations to the PAUS Fund, which is a town fund that regularly aids in the placement and care of animals, and to assist in covering the cost of the dog’s veterinary care. Anyone interested in donating to the fund can mail a check to:
Marion Police Department
550 Mill St.
P.O. Box 636
Marion, MA 02738
Attn: PAUS Fund
Checks should be made out to the Town of Marion with a memo of “PAUS Fund.”
Many thanks to whoever reported DAVIS to the authorities and saving the precious life of an innocent dog!
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