MTV ‘Baby High’ reality star Madeleine Cornish arrested for animal cruelty

Baby High Madeleine Cornish mug shot photo

Less than a week after Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evans was featured in some controversial scenes in which she was shown yelling at her dogs and placing them in a small cage, another star featured on an MTV reality show about pregnant teens has been arrested and charged with animal cruelty after allegedly abandoning her dog without food or water for three weeks while moving.

Madeleine Cornish (mug shot photo above) was featured in MTV’s Baby High in 2010 along with three other students enrolled in Kentucky’s TAPP (Teenage Parenting Program). She was a senior and was five months pregnant at the time. Here’s a photo of her from the show:

Madeleine Cornish Baby High

According to the arrest warrant, Madeleine took the starving six-month-old mastiff named Benson from her former residence and dropped him off on a street corner where he was later found and handed over to the care of The Arrow Fund, which “provides medical treatment to Kentuckiana animals who have been the victims of torture or extreme forms of abuse and neglect,” according to their Facebook page.

The Arrow Fund named the dog Hank and shared this graphic image of his emaciated condition:

Baby High star Madeleine Benson's dog Benson, a mastiff puppy

“Benson had a body score of 1, which is the lowest and worst on the body condition score chart used by veterinarians,” reads the arrest warrant. “Benson’s ribs, lumbar vertebrae, pelvic bones and all body prominences [were] evident from a distance with no discernible body fat.” The dog reportedly weighed a mere 30 pounds when a healthy weight for his age and breed should have been close to 50 pounds.

The story made local headlines as the search began for the dog’s owner, which later turned out to be 22-year-old Madeleine Cornish.

Here’s a video report from WDRB:

Madeleine was booked on Monday and charged with second degree cruelty to animals, which is just a misdemeanor. However, because she dropped the dog off on the street in a presumed attempt to avoid prosecution, she has also been charged with tampering with physical evidence, which is a felony.

MTV Baby High Madeleine Cornish

UPDATE – After seemingly taking a cue from Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evans, Madeleine has apparently followed in the footsteps of the Teen Mom franchise’s other controversial star, Farrah Abraham, by reportedly shooting multiple porn videos! Click the link for details.

Amazingly, you can still watch Baby High online. Here’s the full one-hour special:

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