Sunday, December 5, 2010

Animal Cruelty Investigated By Sheriff's Office

Animal cruelty charges are pending against the owner of two dogs who were allegedly left out in the cold and freezing rain last week. Sheriff's deputy Bill Hunter says that he found the two dogs -- a mixed breed Labrador puppy and a mixed breed dachshund -- outside of a home on County Farm Road.  Hunter claims that the animals were penned up with no access to fresh food or water and no shelter from the cold and rain.  He took the animals to the shelter and left a note on the door of the residence for the owners to contact him.  He alleges that "the owners were being negligent by allowing the dogs to remain in these conditions."