A Kansas City firefighter is suspected of animal neglect after a dog was found dead in a crate inside a bedroom closet of an apartment the man was evicted from.
Blayne Trevor Theunissen, 25, was issued a summons Wednesday in Platte County to appear in court Dec. 12 to face one count of animal neglect or abandonment, a misdemeanor.
According to Fox 4, police suspect Theunissen left the dog behind when he was evicted from his Northland apartment in September. The station reported Theunissen is a firefighter with the Kansas City Fire Department.
Attempts to reach Theunissen and Kansas City fire officials for comment were unsuccessful Friday.
The dog was a female chocolate Labrador retriever mix who was severely emaciated at the time of death, the station reported.