Female Arrested in Animal Cruelty Case

By November 19, 2020Press Releases

Columbia Police Department (CPD) investigators have arrested a female in connection with an animal cruelty case.

Takil Shana Morris (DOB: 1-7-1992) is charged with Animal Abuse. Morris has been released from the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center (ASGDC) after a judge set a $10,000 bond. Morris is accused of not properly taking care of a 3-year-old male redbone hound that she adopted in August with no health issues.

CPD officers were dispatched to the 2200 block of Dart Street on November 13, 2020 and found the emaciated dog.  The animal was taken to a veterinarian and an exam showed the dog had many notable health issues after being neglected. He suffered from dehydration, starvation, and was infested with fleas and hookworms.  The exam also determined that to satisfy his hunger the dog was forced to eat trash including plastic wrappers and a used baby diaper.

Thankfully, the dog is being cared for by the City’s Animal Shelter and is said to be improving, eating nutritious dog food and will be ready for adoption  soon.

If you can provide love and proper care for the dog, please call the City of Columbia Animal Services at (803) 776-PETS (7387), Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

All persons arrested/charged are presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.