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Puppy needs new home after being seized in animal cruelty case

CANYON, TX- Animal cruelty cases appear to be increasing.

On Monday, the Randall County Sheriff's Department seized more than 50 animals living in deplorable conditions.

A few miles away in Canyon, a new cruelty case is now surfacing.

Jerome is an 8-month old pit bull living at the Amarillo Panhandle Humane Society.

"He's an incredibly resilient little guy," Shea White said. "He's as sweet a dog as I have ever met."

White spends her days caring for animals at the humane society and doesn't understand what Jerome's former owner is accused of doing.

"He was repeatedly kicked in the ribs and beaten with a belt," she said.

Officer Lisa Cox with Canyon Animal Control was first on-scene to investigate this case after neighbors reported the dog was being abused.

"There were witnesses saying the dog had been beaten and kicked," she said.

The owner, Khiry Tyrone Robinson was order to appear in municipal court where he was found guilty and slapped with a fine.

"To see the lack of concern that some owners have for animals---they don't understand they are living creatures and have feelings just like us," White said.

Robinson was given a time frame to appeal the verdict, but never did.

Now, Jerome is just waiting for a second chance at life.

"He's very sweet and just wants attention," Cox said. "He just wants to go home with somebody."

For information on adopting Jerome, contact the Panhandle Humane Society at 373-1716.

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