GENESEE COUNTY, Mich. (WJRT) – Eight canines have been rescued in Genesee County after they have been uncared for for greater than per week.
Earlier on Tuesday, authorities introduced they wanted the group’s assist to search out the suspect, 40-year-old Christopher Hatchet.
Within a matter of some hours, Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson mentioned Hatchet was in custody.
Animal Control acquired a tip again in December about attainable animals being uncared for. When deputies arrived they discovered eight canines malnourished and 2-year-old Thrax, tried to a tree along with his leash wrapped round his left leg. This induced him to lose blood move and finish with an amputation.
Just three hours earlier than Swanson introduced that authorities have been trying to find Hatchet and simply earlier than information time, ABC12 News acquired phrase that he was in custody.
Thrax, together with the opposite seven canines at the moment are in the care of the Genesee County Animal Control. They say that they’re up for adoption.
“This canine was inside a brief period of time simply destined for demise. Upon additional examination, Thrax when was rescued along with his seven different household and associates, was not solely skittish however was scared–but courageous,” mentioned Swanson.
The prosecutors workplace has already charged him with three completely different counts together with torturing an animal, animal cruelty and ordinary offender.