Sullivan County Prosecutor Bob Hunley filed six misdemeanor charges of animal cruelty against Joshua Ryan Patterson, of South Main St. in Pleasantville, Ind.on Tuesday. The Humane Society of Sullivan County is calling it the worst act of animal cruelty they have ever seen.
According to WTHITV10.com, last week authorities were called to Patterson's mobile home after complaints of starving dogs. Behind the home, investigators discovered the carcasses of five dogs, two dog skulls, and two thin dogs of which one had been surviving by eating the remains of a dog in the same cage.
The two surviving dogs were taken to the Humane Society of Sullivan County. The older yellow hound dog has now been named Charlie, and the little six month old beagle mix was named Bocephus or Bo. Both dogs have been tested and are heart worm positive. Charlie will also need some dental work.
Bo has been placed in a foster home, but the organization is hoping someone will also foster Charlie.
Once the dogs recover and the court case has been settled, they will be available for adoption.
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