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Woman charged with animal abuse after injured dog found in basement

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A woman from Rochester was arrested on animal abuse charges after an injured dog was found in her basement by a contract electrician. (MGN ONLINE)

(WHAM) - A woman from Rochester was arrested on animal abuse charges after an injured dog was found in her basement by a maintenance worker.

On February 11, the worker found an 8-year-old Yorkshire Terrier named Izzy locked in the basement of a building. The building manager was called and Izzy was taken to Animal Junction Veterinary Clinic to be treated.

“The veterinarian who treated Izzy said she was in such bad condition, the matted fur had cut a 1-inch gash into her leg,” says Reno Di Domenico, Vice President for Humane Law Enforcement at Lollypop Farm. “The injury was left untreated, which led to infection and hindered Izzy’s ability to walk.”

Dinisha Chapple, 26, was arrested and charged with failure to provide sustenance - a misdemeanor crime. She is scheduled to return to court at a later date.

Anyone who suspects animal cruelty or abuse should call the Lollypop Farm Animal Cruelty Hotline at (585) 223-6500.

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