Police discover abused, dead Pit Bulls in Pasadena’s Freetown community

| January 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Anne Arundel County Police Gang Unit assisted by Northern District Detectives worked with the Freetown Community developed information and executed a search warrant in the 7800 block of Freetown Road, Glen Burnie, Maryland.

The warrant was executed in the early morning hours of Friday, January 16, 2015. Detectives discovered, in the wooded area, five Pit Bulls, most of which were malnourished. They also discovered one deceased Pit Bull on the premises. The dogs were found tethered and chained to posts in the area. The animals had no food or water and the deceased dog was found to be frozen to the ground.

Anne Arundel County Animal Control Officers responded to the scene and removed the animals to provide food, water and shelter. The Animal Control Officers provided the following names for the dogs: Hurricane (a 3-4-year-old Pit Bull), Blizzard (a 1-year-old Pit Bull), Whirlwind (10-month-old Pit Bull), Tsunami (a 1-year-old Pit Bull) and Tornado (a 2-3-year-old Pit Bull).

The dogs are currently not available for adoption due to their circumstances and health. If/When Animal Control determines they are candidates for placement they will work with rescue partners on their placement barring any unforeseen complications.

The dogs were provided shelters however they were not provided with adequate food, water or bedding to sustain their health. As a reminder Article 12, Title 4, Subtitle 8-801 Dog Outdoors States: For each dog confined or tied outdoors, an owner shall provide: a shelter to protect the dog from the elements, bedding and if tethered it must be at least 10 feet in length. Article 12, Title 4, Subtitle 8-802 requires that food and water be required daily in sufficient quantity to maintain a normal body condition for the animal.

The Anne Arundel County Police is asking for help in identifying the owners of the dogs that were abandoned in the woods. Anyone with information is urged to contact Anne Arundel County Animal Control 410-222-8900 or the Anne Arundel County Police Anonymous Tip Line at 410-222-4700.

Source: AACoPD

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