MYRTLE BEACH — A Myrtle Beach man was charged with two counts of animal mistreatment in connection with police finding a dog in poor health and alone at a home.
Jacquan Dontari Fulton, 25, who is homeless, was taken into custody about 7 p.m. Monday in the 900 block of North Ocean Boulevard on two arrest warrants, according to an arrest report.
Police charged Fulton with abandoned animals: mistreatment of animals and ill treatment of animals. Fulton is being held at the Myrtle Beach Jail on $938 bond.
Police sought warrants for Fulton’s arrest after an officer was called March 3 to a home at 1203 Secondary Highway 15 for an adult red female Pitbull, who was in poor health and was bleeding from two areas and appeared to have not been fed for days, according to the report.
Officers noted the dog’s rib and hip bones were visible and she was producing milk although there were no puppies at the location, according to the report. The dog was on a short lead and could not reach the dog house and temperatures were below freezing at night.
Neighbors told police the owner had moved away and left the dog tied up there, according to the report. Officers also noted they had prior dealings with Fulton regarding the dog.
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