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Natchez woman guilty of animal cruelty; dog found tied to stake with no food, water, or shelter

After being found guilty she received a suspended jail sentence and a suspended fine. Nateshia Lewis Short. Source: Adams County Sheriff Office After being found guilty she received a suspended jail sentence and a suspended fine. Nateshia Lewis Short. Source: Adams County Sheriff Office
“When I arrived, I found the dog tied to a stake with no food, water, or shelter from the hot August sun” “When I arrived, I found the dog tied to a stake with no food, water, or shelter from the hot August sun”
...After she freed him from the rope, he collapsed, too weak from heat stroke to walk, so she carried him and lay him in a plastic child’s pool ...After she freed him from the rope, he collapsed, too weak from heat stroke to walk, so she carried him and lay him in a plastic child’s pool
After a lengthy recovery period at the clinic, “Foster” made a full recovery and was adopted by a “forever family.” After a lengthy recovery period at the clinic, “Foster” made a full recovery and was adopted by a “forever family.”
ADAMS COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Natchez woman has been found guilty of "simple animal cruelty" for her treatment her dog.

In August, a neighbor reported the dog's distressed howling to Adams County Sheriff's Office.

Deputy Karren Ewing responded to the call: “When I arrived, I found the dog tied to a stake with no food, water, or shelter from the hot August sun,” said Ewing. “…He’d dug himself into a hole from struggling to get free and the rope was cutting into his neck.”

Ewing said that after she freed him from the rope, he collapsed, too weak from heat stroke to walk, so she carried him and lay him in a plastic child’s pool with water to cool him down.

“We were both attacked by a swarm of yellow jackets, but I stayed with him for two hours until he recovered enough to be transported to the Natchez Veterinary Clinic.”

Nateshia Lewis Short was arrested.

On Tuesday, November 24, a Judge found her guilty under the Mississippi Animal Cruelty Laws.  

Short received a suspended jail sentence and a suspended fine.

She was ordered by the court to pay the bill at the Natchez Adams County Humane Society, the bill at the Natchez Vet Clinic, and court costs.  

After a lengthy recovery period at the clinic,

“Foster” made a full recovery and was adopted by a forever family.

“Animal Cruelty is a serious problem in Adams County and until these offenders are held accountable we will not begin to get control of the problem.  Volunteers and law enforcement dedicate countless hours both on duty and off duty for the sake of these animals.   We can only do so much to get justice for the animals and the rest is up to the Courts to prosecute the offenders,” said Ewing.

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