Raleigh police say man starved dog to death

EMBED </>More Videos

Donovan Harris (image courtesy Raleigh-Wake City-County Bureau of Identification)

A Raleigh man faces charges after a dog was found dead in his Southeast Raleigh neighborhood.

Donovan Lashawn Harris, 29, is charged with killing an animal by starvation and cruelty to animals.

According to the arrest warrant, police said Harris intentionally tormented and deprived a pit bull.

Stay on top of breaking news stories with the ABC11 News App

They said dog appeared to be dead a couple of weeks when it was found.

In addition to the dead pit bull, investigators said another emaciated dog was found in the 700 block of Lunar Drive.

Harris made his first court appearance Monday and told the judge he was unable to tend to the animals because he had been in jail on unrelated charges.

Harris has a lengthy criminal record and was arrested days earlier on drug charges and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Bond was set at $15,000.

He is due back in court March 13.

Report a Typo

Related Topics:
petsanimal crueltyRaleigh
(Copyright ©2017 WTVD-TV. All Rights Reserved.)

Load Comments