Pit Bull Eats Puppies After Giving Birth, Owner Charged with Animal Cruelty
BROOKSVILLE – A Pit Bull owner is charged with animal cruelty after an incident last Thursday led Animal Enforcement Officers to find three Pit Bulls living in deplorable conditions.
According to officials, Deputies responded to the 800 block of Leonard Street around 2:30 p.m. Thursday, after reports that someone had been bitten by a loose Pit Bull. Upon arrival Deputies learned that the dog’s owner, 21-year-old Deandre Goodson lived nearby at 871 Josephine Street.
When deputies searched the property they discovered two Pit Bulls bound by heavy chains and did not have water. A third pit bull, a female, was found to be in distress, malnourished, and had extensive scarring on her face and on the front of her body. Deputies say the dog was unable to walk and had mutilated wounds that were already healed over. The dog were seized and transported to Animal Services for immediate medical attention.
Deputies made contact with Goodson who agreed to meet with them at the Animal Services Office in Brooksville.
Goodson told investigators that a friend have him the dogs a year ago and that he had fed them regularly. Goodson says the female recently gave birth to two pups but that she ate them shortly after giving birth. Goodson explained that the female Pit Bull’s injuries were the result of the other two Pit Bulls attacking her. For reasons unknown, Goodson decided not to seek treatment for her injuries.
Goodson was taken into custody and charged with one count of Animal Cruelty. He is currently free on $5,000 bond.
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