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Villa Rica Man Charged For Abuse Of Animals

On March 10, 2017 Carroll County Animal Control Officers made the Villa Rica Police Department aware of the seizure of (3) dogs from a Maple Street residence. Animal Control Officers provided details and witness statements from neighbors who witnessed the dog’s owner Charles Smith, 38 years old, from Villa Rica, verbally and physically abuse the (3) dogs.
 
 After CCAC seized the (3) dogs, they were taken (by CCAC) to Bowdon Animal Hospital where they were treated for severe neglect. One of the dogs is currently being treated by Bowdon Animal Hospital veterinarians for paralysis to its back legs as a result of not only abuse, but lack of care for the it’s injuries. That particular dog also suffered from “urine scald” as a result of being allowed to lay in its own urine and feces for extended periods of time. The (2) other dogs were also treated for urine scald as well as Tyoderma which is a skin infection related to neglect.
 
A criminal investigation was then initiated by the Villa Rica Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division. As a result of both CCAC and VRPD investigations Charles Smith was arrested on March 19, 2017 for (1) count of aggravated animal cruelty and (2) counts of cruelty to animals.
Filed Under :
Location : Carroll County
People : Charles Smith