Brian Kelly

ST. LOUIS Mo. (KMOX)-The deaths of a pit bull puppy and a female rottweiler while chained up in the backyard of their homes, has led to charges being filed against their respective owners.

According to probable cause statements,  45-year-old Michelle Green of the 2500 block of Montgomery knew her puppy was chained in her yard, but it starved to death anyway. And 45-year-old Darren Huntley of the 5400 block of Robin Avenue was allegedly warned several months ago that his rottweiler, which had to be put down, was severely malnourished and had raw marks on its neck, caused by its collar.

Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce says these are the two latest cases brought to prosecutors by the Humane Society of Missouri, “We’ve had a lot of cross-training back and forth with that agency. They’ve trained us and we’ve trained them. They come directly to us with their cases.”

Joyce says they’re working on setting up a similar relationship with Stray Rescue, “It makes sense that if they’re the primary people out on the street handling these cases, that we partner with them so we do everything we can to hold these people accountable.”

Green and Huntley are each charged with misdemeanor animal abuse and, if convicted, face up to a year in jail and a fine.

Joyce says there have been up to 25 similar cases since January 1, 2010.

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