- Massachusetts, USA -
On Wednesday, July 22, Dracut Police were called to a home on 33 Alta Avenue for a report of animal cruelty.
Responding officers could hear dogs barking from outside the property.
They found a vacant home in a state of squalor, with garbage, debris, needles and animal waste throughout.
Inside this hell officers found three dogs who were malnourished.
Tyngsborough Animal Control was called in, and the furbabies were taken to a local animal hospital to be examined and treated.
One of the dogs was micro-chipped identifying 37-year-old JONATHAN GARRITY (pictured below), as the guardian.
At that point, Dracut Police obtained from Lowell District Court a warrant for GARRITY’s arrest.
Early Friday morning, July 24, JONATHAN GARRITY, of Dracut was located at the home where the dogs were found and was arrested.
Police had gone to the property with the Board of Health to condemn it.
GARRITY was charged with three counts of cruelty to animals.
He was scheduled to be arraigned in Lowell District Court on the day of his arrest.
The Dracut PD Official Website reports that GARRITY “also has additional outstanding warrants for his arrest. One of the additional warrants is another from the Dracut Police Department on a charge of Receiving a Stolen Motor Vehicle. The others warrants include drug and motor vehicle charges.”