St. Petersburg Man Arrested After Puppy Found Dead and Adult Dog Neglected

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St. Petersburg Man Arrested After Puppy Found Dead and Adult Dog Neglected

A caller contacted St. Petersburg Police about a dead puppy located at 843 41st St. S.

Investigators arrived shortly after noon on Thursday, September 14, 2017 when they found the decaying remains of a puppy in a dog crate and an adult female pitbull, named “girl”, tethered with a chain in the backyard.

The chain had cut into the adult dog’s neck and had injured it over time. It was also malnourished.

Marcus Aren Adams, age 33, was arrested and charged with felony animal cruelty.

Pinellas Animal Services took custody of the dog.

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