Fort Myers Woman charged with letting dog die after getting hit by car
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FORT MYERS - 52 year old Ana Torres arrested late Wednesday for the death of her Yorkshire Terrier. The dog was found dead in a cage in Torres's backyard.
"The woman did admit that her dog was sick," said Animal Services spokesperson Ria Brown.
According to animal services, Torres was approached byh animal services and Lee County deputies asking if she owned dogs. They were conducting an area sweep. She initially said no. Then, they heard dogs barking. A search in the backyard found the dead Yorkie. Torres then admitted the dog was hit by a car the day before and she put in the cage while it was alive and went to work.
We paid a visit to the Torres home and spoke with the suspect's daughter answered the door.
"I have no idea what happened," she said.
Authorities were convassing this area in Fort Myers for one reason - the amount of tips that have come int to several different agencies about possible animal abuse and violations.
"We were looking fodr failure to license,failure to vaccinate, improper tethering that type of thing," said Brown.
Another dog was found in Torres's backyard in a cage. That dog was not taken from Torres because there was no sign of abuse.
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