CHICAGO (CBS) — Janiel Mixon, of Justice, has been charged with abusing Vinny the pit bull, who was found tied in a garbage bag on the side of the road in Willow Springs.
Mixon, 48, was arrested on Feb. 28 and subsequently charged with cruel treatment of an animal and violating the owner’s duties statute, both misdemeanors. She was released on her own recognizance and is scheduled to appear for an initial hearing on April 27 at the Bridgeview Courthouse.READ MORE: Chicago Firefighter Fired Over Racist Social Media Posts; City Worker Reprimanded For Bringing Gun To O'Hare
On Feb. 17, the dog was initially taken to Countryside Veterinary Center in Countryside and later transported to the South Suburban Humane Society in Chicago Heights, where the staff there named him Vinny.READ MORE: Ald. James Gardiner Removed From Democratic Party Committee Posts Over ‘Boorish, Obnoxious, Repugnant, Rude, And Vulgar Conduct’
Vinny, who had been found dumped on Forest Avenue just north of 87th Street last month, is currently recovering at South Suburban Humane Society.MORE NEWS: Student Thomas Osadzinski Guilty Of Helping Terror Group ISIS With Social Media