Thursday, March 10, 2016

Coggon, IA: Woman Arrested & Charged With Animal Neglect // Accused of Abandoning Dog & Leaving It to Starve to Death

Shades of these infamous cases (here and here), an Iowa woman was just arrested and charged with animal neglect after being accused of abandoning her dog and allowing it to starve to death:
Linn County Sheriff’s Office Col. John Stuelke said Thursday that deputies arrested 24-year-old Chelsea Bodenhofer Wednesday on a warrant for animal neglect. The offense is a serious misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail. 

Stuelke said deputies responded to a residence in Coggon on Feb. 21 and found a dog — a female pit bull — dead inside the back door of the residence. Neighbors reported last hearing the dog barking on Jan. 29, Stuelke said. 

An investigation found that Bodenhofer moved out of the house at some point, but did not leave food or water for her dog “for an extended period of time,” Stuelke said. The dog eventually starved to death.
Seriously. Why get a dog if you don't care for your dog? And if you cannot take care of your dog, why not take it to the animal shelter??

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just saw this too. Terrible. Why didn't the neighbors intervene if they could hear barking. So many unanswered questions. This didn't have to happen.

Jon said...

You would hope that someone had called. Maybe they assumed that the dog had been taken away. Sadly, they probably hoped that someone else would take care of it...

Anonymous said...

You are probably right, Jon. So very very sad for the poor animal. I wish more people would step up in this world.

Jeremy Rupe said...

What a piece of trashy shit this woman is!! I REALLY REALLY hope that the judge throws the book ay her and gives her the max on her sentencing....very very sad that some sickass people are here right by us all!! #Eye4anEye