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Owner of starved boxer found roaming in Garfield Heights charged with cruelty

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Nevada Williams of Garfield Heights, Ohio, faces animal cruelty charges, animal abandonment, and filing a false report on Friday after an emaciated boxer was rescued on Wednesday and barely able to stand reported

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Williams, 43, called the dog whose named is Coco, in as a stray.

Authorities were able to tie Williams in as Coco's owner from a veterinarian in Columbus who had recently removed one of the dog's eyes because of cancer.

Another boxer dog, apparently in better physical condition was removed from Williams' home.

A statement from Garfield Heights Animal Control was posted on Facebook late Friday night:

"...Both dogs will remain in the custody of Garfield Hts ACO until a court order says where they would like me to go from there. All fostering and adopting of unclaimed and neglected animals is handled by the Garfield & Maple Hts Animal Rescue Team, and whether you are a rescue or an individual, applications must me filled out and approved and can be found at: I have received over 250 calls, emails, messages, etc asking about helping these animals which is tremendous..."

A court date has been scheduled for March 26.

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