Woman Wanted For Throwing Injured Puppy Into Ocean

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Police are searching for a Georgia woman who allegedly harmed an already-injured puppy by throwing it into the ocean, WSAV-TV reported Monday.

Candy Selena Maban is wanted by the Tybee Island Police Department (TIPD) on animal cruelty charges after allegedly throwing an injured puppy into the ocean along the Georgia coast, according to WSAV-TV. (RELATED: ‘He Was Hanging’: Police Charge PetSmart Employees With Animal Cruelty After Owner Alleged Her Dog Was Strangled To Death)

Police responded to a report of aggravated assault on Sept. 12, and later that same day, they responded to a report of a man and woman allegedly throwing an injured dog into the ocean, the TIPD said in a public information statement. Police discovered that the dog involved in the incident was injured during an “accident” one week prior. The woman, now identified as Maban, claimed that she “iced” the dog’s injury because she could not afford a veterinarian, according to the TIPD.

Maban and the man were charged for Cruelty to Animals while the dog was taken to an emergency medical facility in Savannah to be treated for its injuries, according to the statement. A veterinarian performed an examination on the dog and determined that the dog had to be euthanized due to how the severity of the injuries, the TIPD said.

Sec. 10-10 of the Tybee Island, Georgia Code of Ordinances states, “A person commits an act of animal cruelty when such person causes the death or unjustified physical pain and suffering of an animal or maliciously causes the death, physical harm to the animal rendering parts of the animal useless or seriously disfigured or with knowledge or intent.”

“Any person convicted of a violation of this subsection shall be fined or imprisoned or both not less than $1,000.00 and/or six months or as provided by state law,” the ordinance states.

“With this new information, detectives secured warrants for Candy Selena Marban on the felony charge of Aggravated Cruelty to Animals. At the time of this posting, Marban has not been located,” TIPD Police said in a Facebook post.