Tashina Marie Hawk, 31, was arrested on Friday in Dewey and is being held in lieu of a $25,000 bond in connection with a June investigation of animal cruelty after authorities found her one-year-old pit bull suffering and lying in a box according to the TulsaWorld.com.
Dewey Police Officer Tim Stringer had been investigating another case in June when he came upon the dog named Daisy on the front porch of a home on the 700 block of E. Third Street.
According to the police report, the dog had been severely neglected and starved and had maggot infested sores on her body. A veterinarian's examination determined Daisy suffered from a treatable mange, but had not been fed or cared for properly for months resulting in "disease and malnutrition."
According to the Examiner Enterprise.com, when questioned about Daisy, Hawk told authorities in April the dog began to lose her hair and get sick and that she and her husband dropped the dog off at a friend's house. She claimed she had been treating the dog.
Hawk has a previous felony conviction unrelated to the animal cruelty charge.
There has been no report on Daisy's condition or her prognosis.
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