Boston Police report arresting Lakeida Burris, 36, yesterday on animal-cruelty charges for the way she allegedly starved one of her two pit-bull dogs and harmed the second.
Burris, arrested on Ernst Street had bail set at $1,500 at her arraignment yesterday in Roxbury Municipal Court, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
According to the DA's office:
On July 4, Boston police were called to Burris’s home on an unrelated matter and discovered two dogs, Jobee and Remy, in her home. Shortly after the officers responded to the home, Burris abandoned Jobee, the Pit Bull mix, alongside a dumpster near her home. Both Jobee and Remy were later recovered by the MSPCA.
The MSPCA adds:
Jobee, a remarkable 3 year old pittie, is lucky to be alive and has defied all odds on his journey to recovery. This is the most severe case of intentional starvation we have ever encountered.
Video of Jobee's recovery.