TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - A jury found a Tippecanoe County man guilty on two counts of animal cruelty. Tippecanoe County Sheriff's deputies responded to a call at Timothy Holley's trailer home in November of 2018.
Deputies said they found three dogs and a cat locked in a bedroom. The animals had no food or water and the dogs had even begun to chew a hole in the floor. According to responding officers, the three dogs were severely underweight.
Holley initially told officers he stopped by that night to feed the animals, but he later admitted that was a lie and that he hadn't been at the trailer for some time.
Two of the dogs were treated at the Purdue University Veterinary Hospital. One did not survive his injuries and was euthanized after not recovering from his coma. Doctors found that the one that died suffered from an intestinal perforation; had several parasites, skin infections, and a weakened heart muscle.
Doctors testified confirmed the medical conditions the dogs were suffering from could have been prevented with proper care such as food, water and access to regular veterinary care.
A jury spent 15 minutes deliberating on the case and ultimately found Holley guilty. He will be sentenced on September 1st.