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Dogs Found Without Shelter, Food and Water; Owner Arrested

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WHIPPLE– Another animal cruelty report has resulted in another arrest in Fayette County.  Sheriff Mike Fridley released the following information regarding this incident.
The Fayette County Animal Control Officer along with a Sheriff’s Deputy were dispatched to Scarbro Road in Whipple to investigate an animal cruelty complaint.  They found two adult dogs in deplorable conditions.  One of these two dogs,  a female,  had a litter of puppies in which 2 were deceased.  The adult female’s leash was wrapped around a tree allowing her only 12 inches of slack.
All of the dogs were without shelter,  food and water.  They were also covered in mud, wet and living in and around random trash and debris.
Animal Control collected the adult dogs,  the two deceased puppies, and the three remaining surviving puppies. Amanda Jones (40 of Scarbro) has been charged with seven counts of Cruelty to Animals. She was arraigned by the Fayette County Magistrates Office, where her bond was set and posted at $7,500.00.
“Once again a tragic case of inexcusable neglect to animals” says Sheriff Fridley.  “Without the call someone made in concern over the dogs,  the whole group would have likely not survived”.
If you have any information regarding this incident or any other crimes, contact the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department at 304-574-3590, or through our Facebook page “Fayette County Sheriff’s Department,” or you can contact Crime Stoppers of West Virginia at 304-255-STOP. This incident remains under investigation by Deputy First Class S.K. Neal of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.

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Rachel Ayers

Rachel Ayers started as a multi-media journalist at WOAY in October of 2015. She then moved to evening anchor in September of 2016. Read More


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