D'Anthony Davis, Owner Of Emaciated Doberman, Arrested, Witnesses Say

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D'Anthony Davis, the owner of a doberman named Duchess, which neighbors allege he starved and kept chained outside during the hottest weeks of the summer, was arrested this afternoon, three separate witnesses told New Times.

Amy Roman, who has championed the dog's cause through her group 101+ Abandoned Dogs, says eight cop cars surrounded Davis' residence at 1636 Northeast 17th Street in Fort Lauderdale.

Soon after, Davis and his wife were arrested, she said.

See also: D'Anthony Davis Charged With Domestic Violence, Aggravated Battery Of A Pregnant Woman

On Tuesday, images of the doberman, clearly emaciated and dehydrated, outraged thousands over social media.

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Yesterday, police arrived at the residence to interview Davis and observe Duchess, but decided nothing was amiss.

"Police found the doberman, Duchess, untethered in the back yard," police spokesperson DeAnna Greenlaw said yesterday in a statement. "The specialist noted Duchess was thin, but did not appear to be in poor health. The owners showed the specialist and detectives a tub of high quality dog food, and were educated by the specialist on the specific nutritional needs of a doberman."

That the dog remained at the Davis house incensed local animal activists.

"I was outraged the police would let the dog stay with [Davis]," explained Jean Willey, who lives down the road. She saw the dog quickly shed pounds after weeks of baking in the Florida sun. At one point, she recalled, she saw the dog try to bury a hole for itself under the deck to get some shade.


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Andrea Batey
Andrea Batey

is the dog dead? It looks like it. HORRIBLE!!!

ellowe13
ellowe13

Dogs are not lawn ornaments and should never be chained outside. If yu are not willing to have your dog be part of your family...DON'T have one at all. Not only are these people NOT fit dog parents, they're not fit humans!

Sad, there are so many ignorant and uncaring humans walking this planet, even more disheartening that this couple has a child.

And thank you to those who care enough to speak out and up for those that have no voice of their own.

Christina Winters
Christina Winters

This is just sickening & makes me want to find those worthless excuses & do the same thing to them. The police are no better because they came to the house & could clearly see the dog was being starved & abused & did NOTHING!!! All of them are going straight to Hell when their time comes. You can clearly see this poor baby was being starved. But you can bet the worthless owners never missed a f*cking meal. How would they like to be chained up outside with no food, water or shelter?! I'm sure they wouldn't like it one bit. No soul or conscience with them or the police who had the authority & power to take this dog away from them & they chose not to.I pray this baby recovers & goes to a loving home.

Crystal McGinnis
Crystal McGinnis

This is horrible! Justice needs to be served! RIP sweet puppy

Doyle Wright
Doyle Wright

i would go hungry before my animal got that bad.

Doyle Wright
Doyle Wright

if you cant take care of an animal do not get one then pawn it off for someone else to do it.

Doyle Wright
Doyle Wright

plus i have a squrrel and a ferret and rabbit and 3 cats and 3 little dogs that live in the house and all are well taken care of including vet visits

Doyle Wright
Doyle Wright

i have 15 dogs and all are loved and fed and are in very good health. thats nothing but pure abbuse

Doyle Wright
Doyle Wright

there is no excuse for what they did to this poor dog

Doyle Wright
Doyle Wright

i would like to talk to the one who owns this poor puppy then treat them the same way. thats freaking sorry.

Tricia Wargo
Tricia Wargo

My goodness..What a sick pos..I hope someone starves those pos's..may they both feel the same pain as this poor animal..Anyone have an update on this baby? Im afraid to say that the dog looks like he passed on did he?

Teresa Noe Helton
Teresa Noe Helton

Great!!! So glad the neighbor had the guts to take up for the poor dog and call police and animal control before the poor thing died!!! ;`(

Courtney Cromer
Courtney Cromer

God be with you baby on you way back to a healthy and happy life, and I hope whoever has the pleasure of getting you knows they are getting an angel on earth!

atia2
atia2

People like that are scum, should never be allowed to keep animals!  I bet that this poor Dobie's ears weren't even done by a veterinarian! I wouldn't put much faith in someone who didn't believe that the dog was in real trouble.....animal cruelty laws are too lax - I hope that this lovely couple has the book thrown at them, they deserve it.

Gael Mouton Goelo Simon
Gael Mouton Goelo Simon

Probably for dealing drugs, he has a record for it apparently ! Someone yesterday posted a pic from him on mugshotdotcom...not very smart getting bad press and authorities attention with your emaciated dog when you deal drugs :-D

tracey292
tracey292

Scientists have recently reported that all animal life on this sad planet have a degree of sentience and suffer, as do humans, when in trouble. I am minded to recall the words of Mr Smith (from The Matrix) who said that 'Humans are a cancer spreading themselves across this world and destroying anything which crosses their path'

legalcounsel1
legalcounsel1

Thank you for arresting and sending the message that Animal Abusers will be Arrested!! Thank you!

legalcounsel1
legalcounsel1

Thank you for arresting and sending the message that Animal Abusers will be Arrested!! Thank you!

kevinandtina0617
kevinandtina0617

Good! I hope these people NEVER have another dog! Hopefully, this sweet girl will have a chance at a loving life! Kudos to the neighbor for sticking up for this innocent dog. It wouldn't bother me one tiny bit if these 'owners' had their asses chained up in the Florida heat without enough food. Only THEN will they ever understand the pure hell they've put this dog through.

laurij2310
laurij2310

Thank goodness the neighbor was so persistant!!!!  They have no business with any pets!!! PERIOD!!!  It's just a dog...my dying hiney!!!!  They have feelings too!!!!!!!! 

katiegriffin215
katiegriffin215

What qualifies one as a "specialist"?  I'm not a trained professional, yet I can clearly see that this dog is dehydrated, emaciated, malnourished, not being properly cared for, etc.  This "specialist" needs a performance review to evaluate vision, comprehension, welfare of animals, etc. 

And she's got a daughter in the house?  I'd like to see how D'Angelo and D'Ignorant care for their D'Child.  

loripeltier
loripeltier

God Bless that neighbor who spoke for that poor abused dog.  I hope this couple go to jail for a chaining the dog. She even said THEY JUST PASSED THAT LAW!!!! in the vidio. WTF so unchain your dog. Are people really this stupid>>>>>>>

maggiemouse22002
maggiemouse22002

AWESOME for the neighbor to FIGHT for the life of that Doberman! That dog was clearly starving to death. 

mtruji9235
mtruji9235

FINALLY the dogs are safe (for now) and these two Sub-humans are where they belong JAIL!!!!

puppylove_ca
puppylove_ca

@legalcounsel1 They did not arrest him for animal cruelty what so ever - different charges.  More than likely they will bail out and the dog will go back.

DefyConvention
DefyConvention

@puppylove_ca @legalcounsel1 yeah unfortunately.  But looking at the charges this loser is facing we can possibly hope that his fat a** will be locked up long enough for this poor pup to get a better home.

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