MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man has been charged after deputies say he moved and left a dog behind, locked in a home.
Shelby County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to 4400 hundred block of Hunter’s Glen on a cruelty to animal complaint.Deputies were told by the owner of the residence the renters moved a week earlier.
A male pit bull, 4-5 years of age, was locked in a storage room.
Deputies said the dog had no food or water and was covered in its own excrement.
According the deputies, “the animal could barely move, there was no lighting or ventilation and he was severely malnourished.”
The dog was taken to the Emergency Animal Hospital where he is being treated.
Daniel Moore, 30, is charged with Aggravated Cruelty to Animals.