CONNECTICUT -- A city woman has been charged with animal cruelty after her dog was found left alone for an extended period of time in its crate full of feces and with no water, police said.
Summer Parkman, 32, turned herself in this week after Animal Control officer Michael Franzetti seized the abandoned dog in January from her Taff Avenue apartment, police said.
According to Parkman’s arrest affidavit, the tan female bulldog mix named Baby was found covered in feces with some dry food in its crate and no water.
Franzetti posted a notice on the apartment door saying he seized the dog and talked to a downstairs neighbor who said she hadn’t seen Parkman for three weeks, according to the affidavit. The dog was taken to to Rippowam Animal Hospital for treatment.
Franzetti called Parkman, 32, who said she was in Philadelphia and agreed to be interviewed four days later, but never showed up, according to the affidavit.
Parkman, a single mother who is a bartender at a New York club, complained a few weeks later when she was reached that her landlord should not have entered her apartment without her permission, the affidavit said.
“How about you guys at the Stamford Police Department do something about that?” she remarked about her landlord. “You asked for the dog to be signed over, so fine keep the dog but I am seeking council for breaking and entering of my home that my landlord did,” Parkman said, according to the arrest affidavit.
She's more concerned about her landlord going into the apartment than the dog slowly dying locked inside a crate. Nice.
Parkman said Friday she hired a dog watcher in January but the person didn’t do their job when she was away, the affidavit said.
Parkman was released after signing a promise to appear at court.
(Norwalk Advocate - Jul 29, 2016)