NORTH PORT, Fla. - Thursday, Sarasota County Sheriff's Office Agricultural Unit arrested Kelsy Lewis, 26 for malnourishment and abandonment of two dogs.
On July 6, a neighbor contacted authorities and reported two dogs confined to a lanai in wretched conditions.
The lanai was covered in feces and urine and the dogs had no access to food or water.
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Both dogs showed signs of severe malnourishment and were immediately taken to a local veterinarian for evaluation and treatment.
Deputies had been attempting to contact the dogs' owner for several weeks and finally interviewed Kelsy Lewis on August 8 in Port Charlotte.