BOILING SPRINGS, SC (WSPA) – A man is under arrest after his Pit Bull died from being chained up outside without shelter or water in extreme heat, according to Spartanburg County Animal Control.
Julian Carl Fowler, 28, is charged with ill treatment of animals.
Officers said it happened on July 5 in the 700 block of Ethridge Point in Boiling Springs.
An officer found the dog in the back corner of the property panting loud enough for the officer to hear it.
The officer knocked on the door of the home and told a woman they were there for a welfare check on the dog.
They went to the backyard and saw that the dog didn’t have shelter or water.
The officer said the dog was panting heavily and appeared unable to get to its feet.
The dog’s temperature was 114 degrees, according to animal control.
The woman got a bucket of water and started to pour it on the dog and in a bowl.
She said the dog belonged to her boyfriend Julian Fowler.
She called Fowler several times and told him about the situation. He eventually came to the home and said the dog was his and didn’t have a fence for the dog, so he had to chain him up outside.
Animal control told Fowler to get medical attention for the dog.
They followed up the next day with the vet and found out the dog had died.
According to a report, Fowler waited until the following day to take the dog to the vet.
The vet said Fowler brought the dog in that morning at 9 a.m. It died later that day.
Fowler told officers that he didn’t take the dog to the vet until the day after the incident because the dog had been throwing up and using the bathroom all night.
Fowler was released Monday from the Spartanburg County Detention Center on a $5,000 PR bond.