Man arrested for animal cruelty after abused dog eats puppies


In Brooksville, Florida, horrifying animal cruelty case; a starved dog named Chi Chi, left heavily chained up in the backyard of her home with no food or water; ate her own puppies to survive.

Hernando County Sheriff’s Office made the grizzly and heartbreaking discovery after authorities were called by a neighbor; to a home on Leonard Street, who claimed he had been bitten by one of the dogs.

According to BayNews9, animal control officers arrested Deandre Goodson, 21 for one count of animal cruelty.
Three dogs were found tied up without water, but Chi Chi had been suffering the worst. Her ears were mutilated, and she had multiple bites over her entire emaciated body.

When discovered, the dog was too weak to walk. In a statement released on Tuesday, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office stated:

Goodson said a friend, Breon Wyatt, had given him the dog about a year ago. He indicated the dog got out of the yard a couple of months ago and he had only recently found Chi Chi and brought her back home. Goodson confirmed Chi Chi gave birth to two puppies about two week ago, but she had eaten them.

Goodson said he feeds Chi Chi regularly and wasn’t sure why the dog was so skinny.

He also stated the dog’s injuries were the result of the other two dogs attacking her. Goodson said he chose not to seek treatment for the injured dog.

Chi Chi was transported to Animal Services for immediate medical attention, where veterinarians said she had numerous injuries and was suffering from neglect.

Goodson’s dogs were kept outdoors by heavy metal chains. Deputies noted that water didn’t appear to be accessible.

He turned himself into authorities and was charged with one count of animal cruelt


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