Dog walker faces new charge of animal cruelty

Dog walker faces new charge of animal cruelty

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by NewsChannel36 Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on September 20, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Updated Sunday, Nov 3 at 8:34 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Over the weekend, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police searched Jordan Frye’s apartment building and found evidence linking him to several burglaries. They also found something else more disturbing--an 8-month-old puppy named Cupcake covered in feces and urine. The puppy died a short time later.

The owner of Cupcake did not want to be identified but told us she used 21-year-old Frye’s dog walking service. Frye had been dog sitting Cupcake for two weeks.

The owner was upset about how her dog was treated.

"She was a defenseless little dog in all of this and I think that's the saddest part. People don't understand how she died so quickly, but she only weighed two-and-a-half pounds.”

On Tuesday NewsChannel36 reported that Frye had been arrested for stealing jewelry and other items from his clients.

Frye was able to get keys to his clients' homes because he allegedly told them he was bonded and insured.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Craig Allen said it’s important to investigate anyone before you give them that kind of trust.

"It's always clearer in hindsight. Hindsight is 20/20. Before you hire somebody, ask yourself, is this person who they say they are and ask for proof," Allen said.

The owner of Cupcake is upset that she didn’t do that and instead took the word of friends that Frye was OK.

She has used Frye for months and fells hurt and betrayed.  She also hopes no one else makes that same mistake.

"I want a judge to rule that he cannot pet sit, period...ever, ever again," the dog owner said.

NewsChannel36 tried to contact Frye but he was not available.

In addition to the animal cruelty charge, he faces numerous burglary charges.

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