Rock Hill woman arrested, charged with cruelty to animals

Posted May 2, 2012 2:23 pm | Filed under Crime and Courts, Local News

A Rock Hill woman was arrested Tuesday in the alleged abuse of her pit bull.

33-year-old Tonya Lortay Taylor of Chestnut Street was charged with cruelty to animals Tuesday following a January incident where officers received an anonymous call about a dog that was being mistreated.

Officers found a tan and white pit bull tied up behind the woman’s apartment with dirty water in its bowl and a makeshift leash.

The police report from January says the reporting officer could feel the bones in the dog’s back sides and shoulders.

Warrants were issued for Taylor and 48-year-old Charles Hall. Animal Control officials deemed the residence unfit for a pet.