MIDWEST CITY, Okla. – A dog, who was abandoned by its former owner, has found a new home.
Bones McCoy, who was previously known as Payton, has been adopted by a couple who were taking care of him following his rescue.
The Bella Foundation says he only weighed 38 pounds when he was found but now weighs over 50.
Animal control officers say they were called to the Willowcreek Apartments after a maintenance supervisor found abandoned animals in a unit.
Authorities learned 27-year-old Corey Harrison had moved out of the apartment, which had been without power since a fire in early June.
Apartment managers say Harrison moved out on June 19, leaving two dogs behind in a cage without sufficient food or water.
Midwest City police say the animals were severely emaciated and had to be transported to a veterinary hospital, where they were placed in the intensive care unit.
The neglect was so bad, one of the dogs was not even able to raise its head.
That dog, who was named Sarge, passed away after receiving treatment.
According to probable cause affidavit, the officers found 27-year-old Cory Harrison, who said he left the dogs behind because they needed to be “bathed.”
He told police he planned to move them after they were cleaned.
The affidavit claims he also admitted to knowing something was wrong with the dogs but did not seek medical attention for them.
Harrison is now facing a charge of cruelty to animals.
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