Dolton woman arrested on animal cruelty charge

2013-07-10T21:45:00Z 2013-07-10T22:44:09Z Dolton woman arrested on animal cruelty chargeTimes Staff nwitimes.com
July 10, 2013 9:45 pm  • 

DOLTON | A Dolton woman was arrested Wednesday after police found an emaciated pit bull at her house.

Amanda Wise, 29, is charged with one count of animal cruelty, eight counts of neglecting owner's duties and one count of obstructing a peace officer. She will have her first appearance in court Thursday.

Neglecting owner's duties is a charge when there is a violation of the responsibility to give an animal sufficient food and water and to provide adequate shelter, veterinary care and humane care, according to the Illinois General Assembly's website.

Officers went to Wise's house in the 15400 block of East End Avenue on Wednesday morning after receiving a tip about animal neglect, according to a news release from the Cook County Sheriff's Office.

Officers found eight mix pit bulls who were in crates, chained to a fence and without water or food, according to the release. One of the dogs was emaciated and the other seven were in fair condition.

Wise initially gave officers a false name, which is why she faces a charge of obstructing a peace officer, the release stated. She also had an outstanding traffic warrant.

The dogs were taken to the South Suburban Humane Society for treatment.

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