UPDATE: Owner of Emaciated Doberman Behind Bars

Thank goodness Duchess is now in protective custody.
Photo via Facebook

We posted yesterday about the saga of a poor Doberman Pinscher puppy, named Duchess, who was discovered in the backyard of a South Florida home on Tuesday. When we left off, the dog had been taken for veterinary care by Broward County Animal Control but then, astonishingly, returned to her owners. The injustice of this situation was perfectly expressed by 100+ Abandoned Dogs of Everglades Florida founder Amy Roman: “I am heart broken and outraged. this is what you get when you reach for help. I cant take it.” Orvis News reader were similarly outraged.

Well, there’s some good new to report. Yesterday, eight police cars surrounded the home in question and arrested D’Anthony Davis, 23, on outstanding warrants. Here’s the amazing part: The police only found out about the warrants because 100+ Abandoned Dogs of Everglades Florida gave them to the police.”

We had spent all night, Carol and I and a few other wonderful people, researching,” said Amy Roman, the president and founder of 100+ Abandoned Dogs of Everglades Florida.

She said they found out that there were warrants for Davis’ arrest in Polk County and gave the information to detectives. He was wanted on several warrants on charges including resisting an officer without violence and trespassing, according to Fort Lauderdale Police.

The upshot of all this drama is that Duchess is now in the custody of Animal Control. It’s not ideal, but it’s better than an abusive home. We hope that she can be placed in a more loving environment soon.

Click here for the full story and a video report.

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