Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close
This dog was taken to Palm Glen Animal Hospital where it is being treated for dehydration. Photo courtesy of MCSO.

QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. -ó Authorities say a Queen Creek man has been charged in an animal cruelty case.

Detectives from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Animal Crimes Unit arrested 59-year-old Ronnie Hayes at his home Thursday.

They say one dead dog and one severely dehydrated dog were found in Hayes' property.

The animals were left without food or water in 110-degree conditions.

Detectives say Hayes told them he last saw the dogs about 7 p.m. Wednesday and they both seemed fine.

He also said he provided food every other day and water daily although detectives found no evidence of water in or near the enclosures.

The dog that was found alive was taken to an animal hospital.

Hayes now is out of jail and awaiting a future court date on two counts of animal cruelty.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

share this story:
Attention Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.
  • CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company

    SCF Arizona has a new name. They are now CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company.
  • Taylor Morrison

    World Class People. World Class Company. We are a national home builder committed to building homes inspired by you.
  • Go Daddy

    World Class People. World Class Company. Go Daddy is a Fortune 100 "Best Companies to Work For."
  • Avnet

    World Class People. World Class Company. Here's information on a Fortune 500 company from Arizona.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Working For Arizona

    The business and economics of Arizona at the start of 2014 and looking forward.
  • Arizonans In Need

    Putting a focus on charities and organizations who provide help and/or need your help to fulfill their missions.