Officer finds "very thin" dogs without food | Crime
An animal control officer conducting a welfare check said he found three underfed dogs in poor health at a Jonesboro home.
On January 7, Officer Mike Owens was called to a home in the 200-block of West Woodrow. When he arrived, Owens said he found two German Shepherds and a pit bull in the backyard. According to his report, the dogs had no food. He also said all three dogs were “very thin.”
Owens and two other officers fed the dogs what food they had on their trucks. He said the animals “ate very aggressively and everything that we put out for them.”
According to his report, after the officers were unable to contact the owners who were not at home, Officer Owens took photos of the dogs and obtained a seizure warrant.
When Owens returned to collect the animals, he said the pit bull was gone. After posting a copy of the warrant on the door, he took the other two dogs to a local veterinarian clinic for evaluation.
According to Officer Owens, Johnny Bobbitt of Bono later contacted him and said the dogs were his. Bobbitt reportedly said his son, Michael Bobbitt of Jonesboro, was keeping them for him.
Owens said Bobbitt took the pit bull to the animal clinic for evaluation. All three dogs are currently being held at Animal Control.