Raleigh County Sheriff's Office Investigating Animal Cruelty

Crab Orchard– The Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a case of animal cruelty that was reported on 07-18-2017 at approximately 2:50PM.  The caller reported that their neighbor had a pit bull mix dog that was tied up in the neighbor’s yard and it appeared to be dead.  The Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and Animal Control was already present.  The Animal Control Officer confirmed that the dog was already deceased.  The preliminary reason for the cause of death is believed to be lack of water and heat exhaustion.  This incident is under investigation by the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office and Raleigh County Animal Control.

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