As a dog owner, you have a duty to fulfill, but one Alabama couple neglected their role until the situation resulted in cannibalism.
Quenton Eugene Mathis, 26, from Headland, Alabama is due to spend six years in prison after starving his six dogs to the point of cannibalism. Last week, Mathis pled guilty to six charges of animal cruelty, one charge for each dog found on his property.
Last year, authorities went to the house where he and his wife, Ashley Nicole Mathis’ lived to take custody of their four-year-old son. What they found horrified them. Outside, four pit bulls were tied to trees by heavy chains. As if this wasn’t bad enough, inside authorities found a healthy dog and the half eaten carcass of another.
The couple had moved out of the home three weeks earlier and left the dogs behind, according to reports from family members. They were found living with relatives in a nearby home. Ashley Nicole Mathis was sentenced to one year in prison and a probation hearing will be held in November for her.
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