Man charged after dead dog found in Greensboro trash can

Dead dog found in Guilford Co. trash can

GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Greensboro man accused of starving a pit bull and neglecting two others turned himself in to police on Tuseday.

Talib Abdullah Brown, 21, is charged with felony starvation of an animal and two counts of animal cruelty.

Police said they found a starved dog in a trash can outside a house on Spring Street. Animal control also seized two pit bulls and a pug mix from the same house.

All three dogs are now at the Guilford County Animal Shelter and are recovering.

The dead dog was brought to the Guilford County Animal Shelter. Shelter workers believe the dog was dead in the trash can for at least a week. It was so decomposed they weren’t able to tell what type of dog it was.

Shelter workers said a pug and two starving pit bulls were also brought in from the home. The pit bulls have put on some weight in the past couple days.

Susie’s Law advocates want crimes like this punished to the highest extent.

“We see it daily all over the state. We see animals starved and abused and treated cruelly and there are never any charges filed and if they are filed they never make it to court. It never goes any further,” said Robertta Wall, co-founder of Susie’s Law.