Woman charged after allegedly starving 2 dogs locked in a cage together, one eats the other

A 25-year-old Canton woman has been charged for allegedly starving two dogs locked in a cage, causing one of the animals to eat the other after it died, according to court records.

Canton, OH (WEWS) -- A 25-year-old Canton woman has been charged for allegedly starving two dogs locked in a cage, causing one of the animals to eat the other after it died, according to court records.

Court records state that on or about April 5, Jessica J. Swinehart locked a beagle in a cage with a German shepherd mix and starved the animals. When the beagle died, the other dog ate it to survive.

When authorities found the German shepherd, it appeared to have lost nearly two-thirds of its body weight. It was still locked in the cage with the decaying beagle.

An arrest warrant was filed on April 8 and she was later arrested.

Swinehart has been charged with two counts of prohibitions concerning companion animals, a fifth-degree felony.

A future court date is pending.

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(6) comments

JustSaying

cage sounds like an appropriate punishment

WayneS

Doesn't look like this pig has missed a meal, surprised it didn't eat both dogs itself!

MAGA Mia

Horrible lady not leaving ketchup and mustard for her pooch’s hot dog

JF Conlon

Crawl back under your rock now.

momsacorn

That rancid subhuman POS should be jailed forever.

mj

i just don't understand how anyone could be so cruel.

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