LAWRENCE — Lilo, a Doberman pinscher puppy, suffered a terrifying ordeal a few weeks ago, according to a report filed by Animal Control Officer Sarah Charbonneau.
The dog was tied to a chain-link fence at 9 Spruce St. so tightly that he could barely move and had trouble breathing, Charbonneau reported.
Furthermore, he had a muzzle taped to his mouth, he was out in the hot sun and he did not have any water, according to the animal control officer’s report.
Desirée Marrero, 56, of 9 Spruce St., has been charged with animal cruelty. Marrero told Charbonneau she does not own Lilo. Her niece is the owner and Marrero’s husband, Jorge Marrero, has been trying to sell the dog, according to Charbonneau’s report.
Marrero claimed the dog was muzzled because he was barking too much, Charbonneau wrote.
The incident happened the evening of June 1. Charbonneau received a call at 6:49 p.m. about three puppies