Abused Boxer's recent eye surgery gives investigators clues - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Abused Boxer's recent eye surgery gives investigators clues

Boxer, Coco, recovering. Boxer, Coco, recovering.
Coco being nursed back to health. Coco being nursed back to health.
Coco looked like a bag of bones when she was found. Coco looked like a bag of bones when she was found.
GARFIELD HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) -

The female boxer "Coco" is in such bad shape she looks like a bag of bones.  

When she was first picked up in Garfield Heights on March 12, Animal Control officer Ed Jamison wondered if she simply got lost and her owner didn't know what to do.  

"This is one of the skinniest dogs I've ever dealt with," said Jamison. 

The female dog nearly starved to death and had frostbite on her nose.

Turns out the owner of this dog, Navada Williams, is the same woman who called Coco in as a stray.  

Coco's recent eye surgery helped investigators see the truth about what happened to her. 

"We called over to the vet north of Columbus, and we did hear back from one that did perform the procedure on the eye," explained Jamison.

That vet gave investigators Williams' name; the same woman who called in the so-called stray.

She also posted the fake story on Facebook

Friday, March 14, 2014 charges were filed against Williams for animal cruelty, animal abandonment and filing a false police report.

Jamison also says that another boxer dog was removed from her home, apparently in better health.

Coco is believed to be around 5-years-old and is now being nursed back to health.

She already has several people who want to adopt her to give her a loving home.

Williams will be arraigned March 26 at Garfield Heights City Court.

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