Man Charged For Abandoning Chihuahua

LAKEWOOD – The man responsible for abandoning a female Chihuahua inside a thermal bag was charged Friday for animal cruelty.

According to the Chautauqua County Humane Society Cruelty Investigations Unit, Jose Carmona Gomez of Jamestown was determined the individual responsible for placing the Chihuahua-named Tinkerbell-inside a Coors Light thermal bag on Monday, and leaving it for dead along Southwestern Drive in Lakewood.

Gomez is scheduled to appear in Busti Court at a later date.

Ray Muniz Jr., cruelty investigator with the Humane Society, said he thanks all the individuals who have wished Tinkerbell well and that he looks forward to placing her in a good home when the time comes.