Exeter Man Arrested In Dog Cruelty Case

Zoe Allegedly Chained Outside With No Food, Frozen Water

Exeter Man Charged In

Neglect, Abuse Of Dog

Zoe

EXETER – Four days after the Susquehanna SPCA rescued Zoe, a dog in such distress that she is believed to have chewed off her own leg, her owner was arrested and charged with abuse and failure to provide shelter.

Carl K. Pritchard, Exeter, was charged with a misdemeanor of over-driving, torturing and injuring animals; failure to provide proper sustenance and a violation for failing to provide appropriate shelter for dogs left outdoors.

“The dog was chained to the ground with a plastic pet carrier that had hay at the bottom,” said Trooper Aga Dembinska, public relations, Troop C. “There was no food bowl and a frozen-over water bowl.”

A UPS delivery man called state police after he allegedly saw Zoe, who was missing her front left leg with no apparent treatment. The dog was surrendered to the SQSPCA by Pritchard and taken to Cornell University Veterinary Hospital, where she was determined to be anemic, have a heart murmur, and potentially have cancer. Bones were found in her stomach, and Stacie Haynes, SQSPCA executive director, believes at some point, she ate her own leg.

The Susquehanna SPCA estimates a treatment cost of $5,000 at Cornell and is taking donations through their website. 

“If you’re unable to take care of an animal, please contact someone to help,” says Dembinska.

 


7 thoughts on “Exeter Man Arrested In Dog Cruelty Case

  1. Tina Keator

    I think this is just horrible!!! Again nothing will be done bad enough to Mr Pritchard to what he has done to this innocent, sweet, loveable, girl. I think we should do to him just what he did to Zoe.

  2. Joni

    This is beyond horrible.. that poor innocent baby did not ask for this.. nor should it have happened, period !! Breaks my heart.. there is not stiff enough laws for ppl who are cruel to animals!! Prayers for Zoe…

  3. VINNY CECERE

    OMG…HOW COULD ANYONE DO THIS TO ANY ANIMAL….WHY HAVE A DOG IF HE OR SHE IS GOING TO BE “CHAINED” OUT SIDE…THANK GOD FOR THE UPS PERSON WHO REPORTED THIS ACT OF CRUELTY…THAT POOR GIRL MUST OF SUFFERED FOR QUITE AWHILE….I DO HOPE THE JUDGE GIVES HIM WHAT HE DESERVES.. I KNOW THE FAMILY CALLED “PRITCHARD..I HOPE ITS NOT A FAMILY MEMBER OF THE ONES I KNOW….

    VINNY AND KERRI….

  4. Nunyainct

    This awful evil man deserves exactly what he did to his dog! With all the animal rescue organizations he couldn’t be bothered to contact one? I only hope he is jailed for the maximum time and has a Jeffrey Epstein event.

  5. Maria brashear

    Someone should chain him up with no food or water. Your family should be embarrassed… Were you raised like this. I hope your doing have any children

  6. Adrienne Keach

    Why WHY aren’t the laws fixed at this point? I have read more unbelievable stories of ANIMAL CRUELTY in the last 6 months I am horrified! I mean there have been nights that I could not sleep just not being able to get out of my head what these poor innocent souls had to go thru. Come on this should be a felony…no questions asked. JAIL TIME!!

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