by Valerie Verkamp
A chocolate Labrador retriever mix died inside a crate stowed inside a Northland apartment after her owner, a Kansas City, Mo. firefighter, apparently abandoned the dog following his eviction.
The Platte County Prosecutor's Office charged Blayne Trevor Theunissen, 25, of Kansas City with a class C misdemeanor of animal abandonment.
According to court documents, Kansas City Animal Control Officer Robert Shafford was called to The Crossing at Barry Road concerning an animal abandonment investigation. For more on story.