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Tampa man refused pets medical treatment, is charged with animal cruelty

TAMPA — Hillsborough County Animal Services workers arrested a 35-year-old man, saying he allowed his two dogs to suffer serious injury and disease then refused to get them veterinary care.

A call about abandoned pets brought an investigator to the home of Peyman Boroujeni at 9608 N 11th St. on Monday, according to an arrest report.

Boroujeni later admitted in an interview that his dog, Dizel, was hit by a car but wasn't treated by a veterinarian even after a doctor told him the dog was suffering, the report said.

He also said he was told in November 2009 that another dog, Mishel, was suffering from an open pyometra, a uterine disease that can be fatal, but didn't get her the surgery she needed, the report said.

The investigator wrote: "Suspect refused care and treatment, resulting in this dog becoming emaciated. Both dogs suffered unnecessary pain and suffering."

Boroujeni was charged with two counts of animal cruelty and released from the Hillsborough County Jail Wednesday on $4,000 bail.

Tampa man refused pets medical treatment, is charged with animal cruelty 03/24/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 24, 2010 8:59pm]

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