A Rock Hill dog owner was cited with cruelty to animals on Thursday after police say his five pit bulls were left on chains without any nearby food or water, and were surrounded by their own feces.
A police officer patrolling the Crawford Road neighborhood noticed five pit bulls held on chains in the yard of a Booker Washington Street home, according to a Rock Hill police report.
The officer could not find any water or food bowls anywhere near the dogs, which did not have rabies tags on their collars. Also, there was feces in the animals’ sleeping area and their chains were not up to standards.
Darrell Erby, 37, told police the dogs belonged to him, the report states. He was cited for violating several animal cruelty ordinances, the report states.