Acting on an anonymous tip, the Chicago Police Department arrested Jarcivius Taylor, 28 on Saturday and charged him with nine crimes; among them felony animal cruelty of two pit bulls. A search warrant for Taylor's premises located on the 12800 block of South Green St. in West Pullman also resulted in drug and gun charges.
According to MyFoxChicago.com, the female gray and white pit bull was so malnourished her hip bones stuck out, her paws were urine stained and irritated, she had been over-mated, her legs were deformed from a previous untreated injury, and she had open wounds consistent with dog fighting. The male pit bull was also malnourished and showed signs of abuse.
Taylor has refused to give up ownership of the dogs, and the state will petition the court for ownership. Animal Crimes Unit recommend the female dog be euthanized because of the severity of her injuries.
Taylor is being held in the Cook County Jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond. He was previously out of jail on bond for other unrelated charges.
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