Care Animal Rescue | Authorities and swine admirers are looking for a woman accused Tuesday with crime exasperated cruelty to swine for allegedly letting a dog to develop a severe infection because of dead, decomposing puppies in her womb.
Charged is Stephanie D. Watson, 29, of the 2000 obstruct of Main Street, Alton. She allegedly justification the pregnant dog a serious injury by failing to seek treatment for an infection that developed after the puppies died. Bail was set at $25,000.
Assistant State's Attorney Kathleen Nolan said Watson was charged after Alton police claimed the woman plummeted the pregnant dog off at Alton Animal Control April 7 and told the personnel there that she found the dog along a roadside in a ditch.
Nolan said police investigated and found that Watson was, in fact, the owner and allegedly responsible. Watson has not been located, Nolan said.
Members of Hope Animal Rescues have stepped up to take care of the dog and find the suppose, the helper state's attorney said.
The Facebook page of Hope Animal Rescues is questioning people to help in the search for Watson, asking for donations to hire a private investigator. Personnels at the salvage arrangement said April, the brand-new call given to the formerly sick dog, practically died of her illness. Nolan said the cost of emergency situations surgery was $4,000.
The Hope organization saves hounds from animal restraint departments just before "they il be" euthanized. They acquired and took care of the dog soon after Alton Animal Control received her, and Watson was charged merely with a misdemeanor. The Facebook page praised the Madison County State's Attorney's Office for upgrading the charges.
Reach reporter Sanford Schmidt at 618-208-6449.
Source : thetelegraph.com