Woman charged after one dog eats another while they are locked in a cage


A woman has been charged with starving two dogs causing one canine to eat the other.

Jessica Swinehart, 25, of Canton, Ohio, allegedly starved a German shepherd and a beagle in a cage according to court records obtained by News 5 Cleveland.

The court records state Swinehart placed the animals in a cage on April 5 and didn’t feed them.

As a result of starvation, the beagle died and the German shepherd ate its body. 

Jessica Swinehart allegedly locked two dogs in a cage and starved them. As a result, one of them ate the other. Source: Stark County Jail/ News 5 Cleveland

The German shepherd was said to have lost two-thirds of its body weight.

Swinehart was arrested on April 8. The 25-year-old has been charged with two counts of prohibitions concerning companion animals.

A court date for her is pending.

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