- Florida, USA -
There is an UPDATE on the two dogs found dead on November 23, in a dumpster behind South Tech Preparatory Academy on 1325 W. Gateway Blvd.
In connection with this case, on Wednesday, February 12, Boynton Beach Police arrested 23-year-old DEVONNA OLWAYNE ANGELA HINDS (pictured below), on two felony counts of cruelty to animals and the unlawful disposal of dead animals.
The female turned herself in and was transported to the Palm Beach County Jail.
The innocent dogs were discovered in separate crates inside a dumpster by a cleaning crew who then alerted the authorities.
One of the two furbabies was a 3-year-old female Pit bull named Karma, and the other one was a 6-year-old female miniature Poodle named Paris.
A necropsy performed on the pups revealed that both of them had been neglected over a long period of time.
They were emaciated, had overgrown nails, dental issues, dirty ears, and were infested with hookworms.
Karma had lost 20% of her body weight, while Paris had lost 5%.
They were microchipped, so it was possible to determine who the ‘owner’ was.
The offender admitted to throwing the dogs away.
She also told police that she remembered feeding the dogs on November 21, before going on vacation but when she returned, they were dead.
Animal Cruelty Investigator Liz Roehrich called it one of the most disturbing cases she’s worked in her 27 years with the Boynton Beach Police Department. She said: “These dogs experienced extreme suffering, and then their bodies were tossed in a dumpster like yesterday’s trash. We are grateful to the cleaning crew who discovered them and called us.”