Emaciated pitbull found during home visit, owner charged


JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WIVB) — An alleged animal cruelty arrest was made in Jamestown Wednesday morning.

Jamestown police say probation officers were visiting the Prendergast Ave. home of Jose Ortiz, 38, when they discovered something.

According to officers, an emaciated pitbull was found in a small room without any food or water.

As they noticed the dog had not been taken care of, officers charged Ortiz with overdriving, injuring and torturing animals, and failure to provide proper sustenance.

Ortiz was committed to the Jamestown city jail.

WIVB.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s