A person is charged with animal cruelty after a neighbor in his Chelsea residence constructing mentioned a robust odor was emanating from the residence — the place the constructing supervisor would uncover the person’s canine useless and rotting.
“This is another tragic case of a pet suffering because its owner did not take some simple, humane steps like bringing the dog to a local shelter or a rescue organization,” Suffolk District Attorney Kevin Hayden wrote in a press release. “Pets bring many joys but they also bring many responsibilities, and the lack of responsibility here is heartbreaking.”
Massi Ennis, 24, was charged Friday in Chelsea District Court with animal cruelty. Judge Matthew Machera set $500 bail and ordered Ennis to don’t have any contact with animals and to return to courtroom on Dec. 23.
Police turned as much as the constructing at 185 Washington Ave. in Chelsea the afternoon of Oct. 27 and met with the residence supervisor there who informed them a neighbor had complained a couple of robust odor and that when he checked it out, he discovered a useless canine. A Suffolk DA assertion particulars what the police allegedly discovered inside.
“As officers entered the apartment, they observed what appeared to be feces throughout the main entrance, kitchen, and living room, including on the couch. They also observed empty food and water bowls in the dog’s crate. As officers approached the dog, they noticed maggots and gnats around the mouth, indicating decomposition,” in line with the assertion.
Another neighbor informed officers they hadn’t seen Ennis, who she mentioned she usually heard yelling on the canine, for a couple of week, and police say that his overflowing mailbox backed that up.
Police positioned and arrested Ennis three days later. Ennis, whose authorized handle is listed as in Boston, allegedly informed them then that he had been subleasing the residence to another person, however police mentioned that they might not discover anybody matching the outline he supplied.