FOND DU LAC, Wis. -
The mother of an 8-year-old boy accused of injuring two puppies
with bleach is charged in Fond du Lac County.
woman is accused of failing to take action after learning about
the injured 6-week-old puppies. The dogs, Tina and Turner,
suffered chemical burns to their eyes and mouths, and both were
treated for inflammation of the lungs.
An exam this week
showed the burns and eye ulcers have healed, officials said. The
male puppy, which was found in a plastic bag in a trash container,
had more lung damage.
showed that Turner has scarring in both lungs which the
veterinarian feels is likely to be permanent," Fond du Lac
Humane Society Shelter Manager Renee Webb said. "It's
something that will make him more susceptible to lung infections
for the rest of his life."
The mother is
charged with one felony count of mistreatment of animals and six
misdemeanor counts of intentionally giving poison to an animal,
intentional abandonment of an animal, intentionally providing
improper outdoor animal shelter from inclement weather and
disorderly conduct, all as party to the crime, according to the
Action Reporter Media (http://fondul.ac/1g5f6gb
Press is not naming the mother to protect the identity of the boy
said the boy admitted dumping bleach on the puppies because he was
mad at the male for biting his feet.
initially told police she did not know where the male puppy was,
but later admitted she knew her son poured bleach on the male and
left it in the trash container, the criminal complaint said.