The dog, named Walden, was taken to Alaqua Animal Refuge. Its feces was 90 percent sand, with the rest being acorns and leaves.
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS — A woman faces felony animal abuse charges after authorities went to her home and found a dog that was emaciated to the point of near death.
The dog was missing most of its coat and every bone in its body was prominent, according to Jami Lynn Myers' arrest report from the Walton County Sheriff's Office.
Its skin was flaking off and it had open lesions. The dog also had no shelter despite temperatures that had dropped well below freezing.
Myers, who is 40, told a sheriff's deputy the dog hadn't been to a veterinarian and that it had water but that she didn't have any dog food for it. She said she fed it leftovers if she had any, the report said.
When the deputy asked if she had any other dogs, Myers said she had a white bulldog but didn't know where it was.
She signed over the emaciated dog to the Sheriff's Office. The deputy took it to Alaqua Animal Refuge, where it defecated in the office. The feces was 90 percent sand, with the rest being acorns and leaves, the report said. There was no food in the sample.
The dog would have died without intervention, authorities said.
Its name is Walden, which is the same name as the road where Myers lived.
Myers was charged with causing cruel death, pain and suffering. She is being held on $2,500 bond in the Walton County Jail.