Johnson has been charged with one count of animal cruelty for not feeding and caring for her dog and one count of animal abandonment.
The Brunswick County Animal Protective Services and the Town of Leland Animal Control were called to the abandoned home by a realtor who had been changing the locks on the home when she discovered the dog.
The Australian shepherd mixed breed had been left in a wire crate with no food or water. The dog was not able to move his back legs when he was freed from his cage. The severely malnourished and dehydrated dog now named Springer is slowly coming around, but has a long road of ahead of him.
Johnson is being held in the Brunswick County Detention Center in lieu of $1,000 bond.
Meanwhile, Lt. Tom Tulley stated that Springer was just "full of life."
Wishing you a successful recovery Springer and hopefully a great new life when you find your new family.
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