Hico, WV (WOAY) – Mia J. Dodson of Hico has been charged with seven counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty. Fayette County deputies received a call on Friday after an individual witnessed a dog crawling out of a window onto the roof of a residence. Upon investigation, authorities discovered severely malnourished dogs and multiple deceased puppies on the property.
The deceased puppies appeared to have been consumed by the neglected dogs in the house. Witnesses reported feces and urine all over the floor of the residence. The remaining dogs have been seized by authorities and are being evaluated by veterinarians.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact the Fayette County Sheriff’s department at 304-574-3590 or Crime Stoppers of West Virginia at 304-255-STOP.