Lewisville woman charged with animal cruelty after finding dog with collar stuck in neck

LEWISVILLE, NC (WGHP) – A Lewisville woman has been charged with animal cruelty after a dog was found with a collar stuck in its neck, according to a news release from the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. .

On Monday, February 14, a person walking in Lewisville was followed home by a dog with the remains of a tether strapped to its neck.

The person removed the collar and the broken tether from the dog. The neck area was infected, which was presumably caused by the constricted cervix.

The person who found the dog called the FCSO, and deputies assigned to the Animal Services Division were dispatched.

Deputies were told the collar had been rammed into the dog’s neck. The dog was taken to a local veterinarian for treatment of the infection.

The injured dog has received proper care from the Forsyth Humane Society and is expected to make a full recovery.

Katherine Priscila Murillo, 32, of Lewisville, has been charged with animal cruelty for unlawfully, willfully and intentionally harming an animal, which is a first class misdemeanor, according to deputies.

Murillo was also charged with violation of Forsyth County Ordinance 6-7(a), which makes it unlawful for any person to abuse, assault, torture, torment, deprive of necessary nourishment , cruelly beat, maim, kill, injure, poison, abandon, subject to conditions which cause physical pain, suffering, incapacitation or death of any animal or cause or cause such action, a class three misdemeanor.

Warrants were obtained for Murillo, and she was arrested on Tuesday. She appeared before a magistrate where she received a guaranteed bond of $500.

Elizabeth J. Harless