Myrtle Beach police seize dog, plan to charge owner with ill treatment

troot@thesunnews.comJuly 2, 2013 

— Myrtle Beach police plan to charge a 20-year-old man in connection with a dog being found tied up in the rainy weather without food, water or shelter, according to a police report.

Officers were called at 11:59 p.m. Monday to 603 Fourth Ave. N., for a dog tied up outside a home, police said.

The officer noted the black and white dog was in unsafe living conditions with trash around and there was no shelter, food or water for the dog, according to the report. The dog was wet and dirty and its ribs were visible.

A woman at the house called the owner, a 20-year-old man, who told officers that he tied the dog up earlier in the day because he did not want it to go to the bathroom inside the house, according to the report. The owner told police he did not leave food out because he feeds the dog twice a day.

The owner also told police the dog should have water, but the officer noted there was none for the dog, according to the report. Officers took the dog to the animal shelter and planned to seek an arrest warrant for the man on a charge of ill treatment of animals.

No other details were listed in the report.

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