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UPDATE: Dog in animal cruelty case is recovering, says Humane Society of Parkersburg

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Published: Jan. 26, 2022 at 10:43 PM EST
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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - UPDATE 2/04/2022 9:04 P.M.

WTAP reported in January a woman was charged with animal cruelty. One dog of hers died and the other one ate it to survive. The Humane Society of Parkersburg says the dog is safely recovering in a foster home. In the picture on the left when she was rescued, she weighed 29 pounds. Now in the picture on the right, she weighs 57.6, which means she gained 28.6 pounds.

Dog recovering, says HSOP
Dog recovering, says HSOP(wtap)

She was hospitalized at Parkersburg Vet Hospital for days when she was first rescued, which the Humane Society says racked up a big bill. They say without donations, success stories like these would not be possible.

The humane society says you can give by clicking on this link: https://www.hsop.org/directed-giving

ORIGINAL STORY 1/26/2022 10:38 P.M.

A Parkersburg woman is charged after she allegedly abandoned her two dogs and one of the dogs ate the other one. Police say Kristara Fields is charged with two felony counts of animal cruelty.

Police say it all started when they went to a house on the 1700 block of Andrew Street for an animal complaint. They allegedly found feces, garbage, and no food or water in the house.

The dog that was still alive was taken to the Humane Society of Parkersburg to be evaluated for malnutrition. Fields told police she could not remember the last time she had been to the house to feed the dogs.

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