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WARRANT: Dog left in Dumpster by former JSO official who is now facing animal cruelty charges

An arrest warrant says former JSO Assistant Chief Robert Drummond abandoned the dog in a Westside Dumpster because it was old, blind and defecating in the house.
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A warrant for former Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Assistant Chief Robert Drummond alleges he left his aging dog in a restaurant dumpster because it was old, blind, and incontinent. 

A police report released Friday alleges that Drummond abandoned his dog after attempting to get the animal euthanized. Drummond told officers the vet was "taking too long" and he decided to leave, the report says. 

Drummond was seeking euthanasia for the dog due to "her age, being blind, deaf, and going to the bathroom in the house," according to the report.

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The dog was discovered "behind Krystal fast food restaurant at 5808 Normandy Blvd." on Monday by a "transient person." 

The arrest warrant says the person's identity is "unknown" but that he pushed the dumpster out of the sun and heat. "He found water and began dumping it on [the dog] to cool her down. He found a small bowl and offered her water, and then he called the police."

The report says Animal Care and Protective Services responded and found a medium-sized white/brown/tan female dog with no collar or tags that "appeared to be a senior and advanced in years." It was "lying on her side," in water according to the arrest warrant -- alive but "lethargic and weak/tired."

Animal Control was able to find the dog's microchip, and find the dog's alleged owner, Drummond. According to the warrant, Drummond told investigators the dog was "more" his wife's than his, and she was out of town. He said his wife believes her dog is dead, and was put to sleep, adding he was "scared his wife will divorce him," according to the warrant.

"It should be noted that the vet at Aspca stated that Sheeba had a good quality of life other than being old Sheeba had no medical issues," the police report says.

The judge at first appearance court set his bond at $2,503 and ordered him to have no contact with animals. His next court date is June 17.