While a story about a dozen pit bulls found neglected in Akron has a rough beginning, it has a very happy ending, with all 12 dogs ready for adoption.
PAWSibilities of Greater Akron says they removed the six adult dogs and six puppies from a home in December, after a utility worker who had been in the house noticed the dogs' conditions.
Tim Harland, a Senior Resource Officer with Summit County, says many of the dogs were left on chains and malnourished.
They were also found with many wounds that were not treated. There was no evidence of a dog fighting ring or other criminal activity.
After a three-month investigation, the owner of the dogs pled guilty to four counts of animal cruelty. The owner was ordered to pay $1,500 in restitution and had to turn over the animals to PAWSibilities.
They also can not own another animal for five years.
Karen Hackenberry, Executive Director of PAWSibilities, says the animals were nursed back to health, analyzed for their behavior, and all 12 are ready to find a good home.