Three facing animal cruelty charges after dog found with severe skin infection

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Courtesy East Providence Police Department

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Three people were arrested and charged Monday after a dog was found at an Auto Spa with a severe skin infection.

Kayla Card and William Pagliarini, of Johnston, allegedly left the dog at Sunset Auto Spa on Taunton Ave. in East Providence to be cared for by one of the employees, Scott Corbin, while the two were away.

Card and Pagliarini are accused of not providing adequate veterinary care and allowing the dog to suffer from a skin infection without proper treatment.

On August 25, a report came in to East Providence police of a dog in a kennel at the Auto Spa “not doing well.”

The pitbull mix, named Primo, was found coughing and appeared to be having difficulty breathing. Police say the temperature outside was 90 degrees.

East Providence Animal Control seized Primo and brought him to a veterinarian for treatment. Primo has been with the East Providence Animal Control Center under the care of a veterinarian since then, and police say he has improved 50 percent.

Card, Pagliarini and Corbin are charged with the following:

  • Mistreatment of animals
  • Unnecessary cruelty to animals
  • Dog outside when the ambient temperature too hot/too col
  • Owner/keeper fails to provide dog adequate veterinary care
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Mug shots of Kayla Card, William Pagliarini, and Scott Corbin/Courtesy East Providence Police Department

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