|Who, age||What||Where||When||Last Known Address|
|Skyler Kelton, 32||neglect of 7 pups, 1 adult dog||
|April 11, 2014|
|Type of Crime||Other Crimes||#/Type of animal(s) involved||Case Status||Next Court Date /Courthouse|
|1 adult dog, 7 pups||Alleged|
County Sheriff Joe Arpaio reports that his Animal Crimes detectives have arrested
32-year old Skyler Kelton of Surprise and charged him with 16 counts of Animal
Cruelty over the improper care of eight dogs (seven puppies, and one female
Photo's courtesy of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Sheriff’s detectives arrested Kelton at his home at 16918 W. Barwick Dr. in Surprise. Detectives seized the eight animals after it was determined that they had been neglected and were in dire need of food and water along with medical attention. The dogs were underweight and dehydrated and veterinarians stated the animals would have died if the neighbors and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office had not intervened
The dogs, after being medically cleared, were brought to Sheriff Arpaio’s jail for abused and neglected animals and will be cared for by Sheriff’s inmates.
Photo's courtesy of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff’s Animal Crimes detectives started the investigation a couple
months ago after receiving a tip of the neglect through Sheriff Arpaio’s
Animal Cruelty Hotline.
Detectives immediately visited Kelton’s property and discovered the dogs were underweight and attempted to work with Kelton to correct the issue. After more than a couple months, the issue was not addressed and the dogs were seized.
Kelton was charged with 16 counts of animal cruelty after Sheriff's detectives determined his seven puppies and one female dog were underweight and dehydrated, the report said.
said the dogs would have died if Kelton's neighbors and the Sheriff's office
had not intervened.
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