Woman faces animal cruelty charges in death of pit bull

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – A Las Vegas woman who said she couldn’t get home in time after a trip to California to personally care for two pit bulls left for days on an outside porch faces to animal cruelty charges in the death of one dog and the mistreatment of another, police said Wednesday.

Johnnise Myles, 32, faces two counts of willful or malicious torture, mutilation or murder of a dog after Las Vegas Metro Police found one of his pit bulls dead and another without food or water on the balcony of his second-floor apartment in the northeast valley, according to an arrest report.

Officers from the Animal Cruelty Section found the dogs on August 11 in the North Lamb Boulevard apartment complex after a neighbor reported a foul odor from a decomposing dog and the moans of the another, police said.

According to the report, Myles left her apartment for California on August 5 and did not return until August 14. She was unable to return quickly because she had been arrested in California – the report does not specify the charge – her rental vehicle was impounded. , and she had to wait for a ride from her mother to return to Las Vegas.

His original plan was to return to Las Vegas on Sunday, August 7.

She told police she saw nothing wrong with leaving the animals on the patio, even in the extreme Las Vegas heat, because she believed they had enough food and water.

Police said a necropsy would be performed on the only dog; the other dog, along with about twenty fish, a lizard and a snake, were impounded.

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