MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis woman has been indicted on aggravated animal cruelty charges after she reportedly abandoned her dogs and allowed one of them to starve to death.
Police say the dogs were found inside a house rented by 19-year-old Khadijah Morrow last January.
Morrow moved and it took three weeks for the dogs to be discovered by Morrow’s landlord.
“There wasn’t any food. They were eating off trash and left over food. I guess she was trying to get at me for evicting her and mess up my house to make me spend more money,” Salandria Stevenson.
Stevenson found the pit bull dead inside a bedroom closet and said there was also a Shih Tzu that was very malnourished with its ribs showing.
“It was really dirty and it was just running around eating on the trash. It was eating on dirty diapers,” Stevenson told us in January.
Veterinarians say the pit bull was starved to death and the Shih Tzu would have died.
Morrow was also indicted for felony charges of failure to appear when she did not attend an earlier court appointment.