BOYNTON BEACH (CBSMiami)  – A Delray Beach man is facing charges of animal cruelty and unlawful confinement of animals.

Investigators said they found 14 pit bulls living in deplorable conditions at Marcus Dennard Brown’s home in Boynton Beach.

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Click here to see pictures of the pit bulls. 

Brown, 27, told investigators that he brought the dogs over from his father’s home on Sep. 3rd. He said his father no longer had the space to keep the animals at his home located on 322 N.E. 11th Avenue.

Boynton Beach Animal Cruelty Investigator Liz Roehrich said several other dogs were sitting in crates filled with their own waste and no water.

A mother dog, with eight 5-week-old puppies, was severely malnourished. One of the mother’s puppies was dead and another was unresponsive.

The dogs and puppies were immediately transferred to Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control.

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The unresponsive puppy was found to be suffering and was euthanized.  Another one of the puppies died the next day.

Brown has been the subject of animal cruelty complaints in the past, according to Roehrich

On June 2nd, he was issued multiple citations regarding the care and keeping of his dogs at another location in Boynton Beach.

The investigation is ongoing and criminal charges are pending.


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