Owner of dog with untreated tumor charged with animal cruelty - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Owner of dog with untreated tumor charged with animal cruelty

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The former owner of a mastiff is facing animal cruelty charges after the dog's four-pound tumor went untreated for months.

"Moonpie" was surrendered to animal control by her owner, Frankie Shields.

Moonpie's tumor had become so massive she was unable to set one of her paws down on the floor.

The Arrow Fund, an animal welfare group, rescued Moonpie and paid to have the tumor removed.

Investigators say Shields never sought medical treatment for the dog, allowing her to suffer.

Shields is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 8 on charges of animal cruelty and failure to provide treatment.

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