Cochise County deputies get slack over animal abuse case
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - The Cochise County Sheriff's Department receives complaints over animal abuse case.
Cochise County deputies responded to a call about animal cruelty at a business on Highway 92 in Bisbee at around 8:00 a.m. Monday, February 11, according to Carol Capas with the Cochise County Sheriff's Department.
The woman who called 9-1-1 said she works and lives at the business, Capas said. She also told authorities she was returning to her home Friday, February 8 at around 5:30 p.m. when her eight-year-old Chihuahua jumped out of her vehicle.
She said the dog then ran towards a man who works with the woman and he kicked the dog, according to Capas.
The woman took the dog to the veterinarian who said the dog may have fatal injuries. The woman then decided to press charges.
Upon being questioned, the man told authorities that the dog was not on a leash and that it ran towards him aggressively. The man continued by saying that he kicked at the dog when it grabbed on to his pant leg, Capas said.
Deputies questioned the veterinarian who said the dog wasn't brought in for a follow up appointment so she couldn't provide an update on the dog's condition, according to Capas.
Capas tells KGUN9 that the case has received numerous complaints from people who believe the case was not taken seriously.
According to Capas, Sheriff Mark Dannels assures the community that the Cochise County Sheriff's Department takes every call for service seriously and investigates each thoroughly, regardless of the nature of the call.
"It goes without saying that the reported victim in this case is understandably distraught and we are professionally moving forward in the investigation to adjudicate this case with the assistance of the Cochise County Attorney's Office," Dannels said. "If anyone would like to have further clarification please do not hesitate to call my office because we are here to serve all of you."