Man charged with animal cruelty in Accomack Co. after dog found deceased

Posted at 2:23 PM, Jan 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-12 16:55:52-05

screen-shot-2017-01-12-at-3-36-23-pmACCOMACK Co., Va. – Two men have been arrested for animal cruelty after a dog was found deceased, according to an Accomack Sheriff.

Deputies say 21-year-old Jose Guadeloupe Berlanga-Francisco has been arrested and charged with one count of animal cruelty, and one count of failure to provide proper shelter.

An investigation into the incident was launched after a Facebook report of a dog that appeared to be neglected was discovered.

Deputies located several dogs that were neglected and one dog that was deceased on a Parksley residence.

23-year-old Louis Berlanga was also issued a summons for one count of failure to provide proper shelter and one count of failure to provide adequate food.

Berlanga-Fancisco was released on a personal recognizance bond.

If you have any information that may help deputies call the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office at 757-787-1131.