Animal cruelty charged
Posted: Wednesday, September 7, 2011 2:44 pm
The Messenger, September 7, 2011
A Union City woman was cited for animal cruelty and two offenses after her dog allegedly bit a child Tuesday.
Donna Marie Cole, 25, of 214 Westview Drive was issued a citation charging her with cruelty to animals, unable to show proof of vaccination and having a dog on a tie-out over a period of eight hours, according to a Union City Police Department report.
Police went to Ms. Cole’s residence to speak with her after her dog allegedly bit a 13-year-old neighbor boy who apparently tried to pet the dog while it was chained in her yard. She could not show proof of vaccination.
A police officer reported he observed a 2-year-old female mixed Boxer breed dog which had been chained for several days, had no food or water and had improper shelter.