WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) — A Warren man is facing charges after police found an abandoned dog tied to a metal stake.
A warrant has been issued for Schon Wells’s arrest. Charges of misdemeanor abandoning animals and animal cruelty were filed against Wells Wednesday morning.
The charge stems from the investigation into a dog found tied to a metal stake behind a home on Swallow Street SW Sunday.
A police report noted the dog had noticeable scars and there wasn’t any food or water near it. Officers noted the dog climbed under a fence and wrapped itself around a tree.
The dog, now named Clarence, also had noticeable scars. A neighbor told police it had been there since the day before.
“It’s just very irresponsible to chain a dog up in that situation knowing full well they don’t [have] access to the food, the water, and they can get themselves in a lot of trouble jumping over the fence, going under the fence,” said Jason Cooke of the Healthy Hearts and Paws Project.
The Healthy Hearts and Paws Project is now caring for Clarence.