Robertson was arrested about a week after a warrant was issued. During an interview with police, she said the dog belonged to her father who was home at the time the animal was in the garage. She also stated that neighbors had agreed to take care of the dog and that the dog was malnourished because it had eaten trash left inside the structure. Photos of the garage, included in court records, show the area to be mostly covered with garbage and debris.
Reached yesterday, Kooken said that after the dog was rescued, it stayed with a foster family who later adopted it.