A 42-year-old Bradenton man is behind bars for animal cruelty. According to the Bradenton Police Department, officers dispatched six animal complaint calls of abandoned dogs at his home address.
There, they found several dogs, urine, and feces inside the primary residence of the home. Officers also say they observed feces and urine and two small dogs. There, one that was malnourished, in the carport of the house.
Officers say they contacted Animal Control after taking photos of what they observed. Animal Services observed the home and decided the residence appeared as if it was no longer inhabited. There was no electricity or running water at the residence.
“Upon looking inside of the front windows, I saw the floor of the interior with feces and trash and did not see any dog food or water bowls.”
Timothy Brooks, who owned the dogs, told officers he works three jobs and is rarely home. BPD says six dogs, 3 Chihuahuas, and 3 Pitbull mixes, lived at Brooks’ home. Animal control confiscated the three Chihuahuas because they appeared to be malnourished and in distress. One Pitbull mix went with Brooks’ son.
They transported the animals to Animal Ark of Arcadia for a cruelty assessment.
They charged Brooks with Animal Cruelty, Pain and Suffering.