Lillie Ruth Vaughn, 56 of Rome, was arrested this week after reports said she abandoned three dogs without food and water at a location on Clover Street.

Reports added that the owner was located and cited by animal control.  However, one of the dogs was given a 1/9 rating on the Purina Body Condition Scale due to the severity of its muscle atrophy along the scapula, vertebrae, and hip bones.  

All the animals were later seized.

Vaughn is charged with aggravated cruelty to animals.