2 charged with animal cruelty in case of overwhelmed, starved pit bull


Conrad, a 5-year-old pit bull combine, was discovered emaciated with damaged bones. Now, he’s on the lookout for his perpetually residence.

Conrad is on the MSPCA’s Boston Adoption Heart.

Two Greenfield residents are dealing with animal cruelty fees after a canine was discovered overwhelmed and starved at their residence.

The MSPCA’s Legislation Enforcement Division on Friday introduced fees towards Yarras P. Fletcher and Aliah Okay. Rivera on behalf of a 5-year-old pit bull combine named Conrad. Witnesses referred to as Greenfield police on July 12 after discovering the canine in want of medical care. Officers discovered Conrad to be severely emaciated and introduced him to a neighborhood canine shelter. 

Conrad was underweight and had 20 small rocks in his abdomen when he was delivered to the MSPCA, in keeping with Mike Keiley, MSPCA-Angell Director of Adoption Facilities and Applications.

In response to the MSPCA, witnesses claimed to have seen Conrad repeatedly overwhelmed, kicked, and hit with a blunt object. The investigation is ongoing and the arraignment of Fletcher and Rivera is pending. Conrad was surrendered to the MSPCA’s care on July 24. Now, the search is on for the canine’s perpetually residence.

Veterinarians within the MSPCA’s Boston Adoption Heart clinic examined Conrad and located a litany of well being points.  

“It seems that Conrad’s rear left leg, tibia, and fibula have been all damaged previously and by no means handled, in order that they healed on their very own,” stated Mike Keiley, MSPCA-Angell Director of Adoption Facilities and Applications. “We additionally discovered 20 small rocks in his abdomen, which fortunately have handed on their very own and didn’t have to be surgically eliminated.”

Shelter employees say Conrad may be very candy and loving, regardless of his previous trauma.

The care crew put Conrad on a cautious re-feeding plan to assist him regain weight. The canine additionally had dental surgical procedure and remedy for his pores and skin and ears. 

“Conrad exemplifies how extremely resilient canine are,” stated Keiley. “Regardless of all he’s been by, he stays pleasant and trusting. We all know that he’ll make an exquisite companion for the proper adopters now that he’s prepared to search out them.”

Anybody eager about adopting Conrad can go to the MSPCA’s Boston Adoption Heart throughout enterprise hours, that are Tuesday by Sunday, from midday to three p.m. They will additionally submit an adoption inquiry at mspca.org.