Two charged in abuse of emaciated dog in Kansas City

Two Kansas City residents have been charged with felony and misdemeanor animal abuse in connection with an injured dog known as "King," rescued by animal control officers in January. (KC Pet Project)Two Kansas City residents have been charged with felony and misdemeanor animal abuse in connection with an injured dog known as “King,” rescued by animal control officers in January. (KC Pet Project)

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Two Kansas City residents have been charged with felony and misdemeanor animal abuse in connection with an injured dog known as “King,” rescued by animal control officers in January.

Andre Christopher Brown, 31, and Shalonda  Robertson, 29, were charged Wednesday.

According to court records, a 3-year-old dog known as King was found by Kansas  City animal control officers to be suffering from deep wounds to the neck, caused by a chain around the animal’s neck.

The dog was also extremely thing and emaciated. It was kept in an unclean area.

When animal control officers freed the dog, it began seizing and shaking and was unresponsive. It was not able to walk on its own.

Medical reports from pet clinics fond the dog emaciated and suffering from wounds. 

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