BRADENTON, FL (WFLA) — A Bradenton woman has been arrested after police discovered five pit bulls living on her property in deplorable conditions.
The Bradenton Police Department responded to the home of 58-year-old Linda Siebert, at 1202 7th Street East, to look for someone with multiple warrants. Instead, they found the dogs, that had been neglected based on obvious injuries.
Animal Control responded and police charged Siebert with two counts of felony animal cruelty due to the injuries of two pit bulls.
The first, a black and white pit bull, was suffering from hair loss from the neck down, with scabs, alopecia and open sores over ninety percent of her body.
The second, a black pit bull, was suffering from thinning hair, sores on both legs, complete alopecia, excoriations, flea infestation and a hotspot on her cheek that was infected.
Both pit bulls were seen by a veterinarian that stated both animals are suffering unnecessary pain and suffering due to the lack of veterinary medical attention that was obviously needed.
Siebert handed over custody of the five dogs to Manatee County Animal Control. The dogs will be evaluated and treated for any injury or medical need and then adopted out by Manatee County Animal Services.
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