SOUTH CAROLINA -- 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 at 718 Ethridge Point in Boiling Springs.
Mechee Sullivan and Julian Fowler are listed as the residents of this property.
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 [unnamed in the article but clearly believed to be Mechee Sullivan] 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.
Meanwhile, the dog is in distress and Animal Control JUST STANDS THERE!!!
Fowler 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 AND THEN THEY GOT IN THEIR VEHICLES AND DROVE AWAY!!!
They followed up the next day with the vet and found out the dog had died.
According to a report, Fowler [and Sullivan] 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 was released Monday from the Spartanburg County Detention Center on a $5,000 PR bond.
Full name: Julian Carl Fowler
Arrest age: 28
Address: 718 Ethridge Point, Boiling Springs, SC
Arresting agency: Spartanburg Sheriff's Office
(7News - July 11, 2017)