GUADALUPE, Ariz. (AP) — A Guadalupe woman has been arrested for failing to seek medical help for her dog for three months after it was struck by a car.
Maricopa County Sheriff's officials said Wednesday that the chow mix was found severely emaciated, had open leg sores and was paralyzed.
The dog was taken to an animal hospital and had to be euthanized because of the severity of its injuries.
The sheriff office's Animal Crimes Unit arrested 43-year-old Daniella Tavena on suspicion of failure to provide necessary medical attention.
She's being held on a $1,000 bond. It's unclear if she has an attorney yet.
Sheriff's detectives say Tavena admitted the dog was hit by a car in May and she never attempted to get any veterinarian care.
Guadalupe is a small town near Tempe.