BREVARD COUNTY, Florida - The Brevard County Sheriff's Office has arrested two suspects accused of abandoning two dogs in Grant-Valkaria, Florida.
The two puppies were found in an abandoned home located at 7815 Babcock Street on October 20, 2016. Neighbors told responding deputies that the family had not been at the residence for approximately one month. While investigating the call, deputies discovered two severely emaciated dogs which had been left behind at the home. Both dogs were near death and one was unable to walk.
Following a two-week long criminal investigation by the BCSO Animal Cruelty Unit, Daniel Compton Puranda and Catherine Oyuela were arrested in Palm Bay, Florida and charged with two counts of Animal Cruelty and two counts of Abandonment of an Animal.
The rescued dogs were taken to the Brevard County Sheriff's Office Animal Care Center where they were nursed back to health. According to Brevard County Sheriff, Wayne Ivey, the two dogs had recovered significantly enough since their rescue that we were able to be placed in foster homes where they can continue to fully recover and be available for adoption to forever homes.
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