- Florida, USA -
Thanks to an anonymous tip, or like Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno said, “the anonymous Hero that reported this death trap”, four innocent dogs are now safe.
On Friday, June 17, deputies responded to a home on Andora Street in Lehigh Acres to assist Lee County Domestic Animal Services. Officials found four dogs, ranging from 1 to 10 years old, “locked in cages enclosed in a locked shed”, said Sheriff Marceno during a press conference. One of the furbabies was pregnant. There was no ventilation and no food.
It was 94 degrees outside and the temperature inside the shed was 111 degrees.
Sheriff Marceno said that Lee County Domestic Animal Services responded twice to the same house last week, and gave 23-years-old DONTE JAMAAL SWEETING (pictured) a chance to improve the living conditions these furbabies were in, “but he didn’t take it seriously.”
Now, the sheriff’s office legal team will petition the court to keep the dogs from going back to SWEETING. The VOICELESS VICTIMS are currently in the care of the Lee County Domestic Animal Services.
SWEETING was booked into the Lee County Jail on four counts of tormenting or depriving an animal. Online arrest records show he was released a few hours later and a court date has been set for July 5, 2022, at 8:00 a.m.
Remember, Paws Can’t Dial, so, it’s up to us to save them. See it, make the call!
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