ROCK HILL — An emaciated pit bull was taken from a Rock Hill home on Monday by York County Animal Control after several people complained about the conditions in which the dog was living.
On Monday morning, Rock Hill police officers and York County Animal Control responded to the home at 531 West White St. after someone with the Citizens for Responsible Pet Ownership organization called them, according to a Rock Hill police report.
The female dog was so starved that her bones were clearly showing.
Her leash was shorter than 10 feet long, and she had no food or water. The dog's shelter was a old dirty sofa that had been hollowed out with a rotten piece of plywood acting as a roof, the report stated.
At the time, the dog wasnt taken away because her owner wasnt on scene.
Later in the afternoon, Animal Control returned and the caretaker of the dog surrendered it to authorities, said supervisor Steven Stuber.
On Tuesday, Stuber said they were evaluating the dog and hoped they would be able to help get her back to full health to find a new home.
The caretaker was charged with ill treatment of an animal, Stuber said.
Rachel Southmayd • 803-329-4072