Pair accused of abandoning puppy at apartment complex - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Pair accused of abandoning puppy at apartment complex

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – When a couple of women packed up and moved out of their apartment recently, police say they left something behind: their puppy.

Arinn Crawford, 22, and Alfreda Davis, 21, of Jonesboro were each cited with cruelty to animals.


"The first offense is up to a $1,000 and a year in jail," said Officer Mike Owens with Jonesboro Animal Control.

A former neighbor surrendered the puppy to Jonesboro Animal Control after she said it had been “running loose” in the Gladiolus apartment complex. She said the puppy was always trying to come inside when she opened the door, according to the initial incident report.

Officer Jason Fraser confirmed with apartment management that Crawford and Davis had vacated the apartment.

Fraser then tracked down and spoke with Davis and Crawford.

According to the incident report, Crawford claimed they left the dog with a neighbor because they could not take the dog to their new home.


"We see this maybe two to three times a month," said Owens.

Rather than abandoning a pet, there are several organizations in Region 8 that will accept unwanted animals, including:

Copyright 2014 KAIT. All rights reserved. 

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • 1 hospitalized in tractor trailer crash on I-40 bridge

    1 hospitalized in tractor trailer crash on I-40 bridge

    Sunday, June 25 2017 11:59 PM EDT2017-06-26 03:59:11 GMT
    (Source: TDOT)(Source: TDOT)

    A crash on the Hernando DeSoto Bridge sent one person to the hospital and slowed traffic crossing into Memphis. 

    A crash on the Hernando DeSoto Bridge sent one person to the hospital and slowed traffic crossing into Memphis. 

  • Reclamation House hosts first anniversary

    Reclamation House hosts first anniversary

    Sunday, June 25 2017 6:11 PM EDT2017-06-25 22:11:51 GMT
    Sunday, June 25 2017 10:10 PM EDT2017-06-26 02:10:57 GMT
    A group of current and former residents of the Reclamation House in Jonesboro talk Sunday during its first year anniversary reunion. (Source: KAIT)A group of current and former residents of the Reclamation House in Jonesboro talk Sunday during its first year anniversary reunion. (Source: KAIT)

    A program in Jonesboro that helps post-incarceration and drug rehab women celebrated a milestone Sunday with its first anniversary. 

    A program in Jonesboro that helps post-incarceration and drug rehab women celebrated a milestone Sunday with its first anniversary. 

  • breaking

    Man confirmed dead in drowning

    Man confirmed dead in drowning

    Sunday, June 25 2017 7:36 PM EDT2017-06-25 23:36:36 GMT
    Sunday, June 25 2017 9:40 PM EDT2017-06-26 01:40:54 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A Greene County man died in a drowning Sunday night in Lake City. 

    A Greene County man died in a drowning Sunday night in Lake City. 

Powered by Frankly