Police launch animal cruelty investigation after dead dog found in Abilene yard

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - Abilene police have launched an animal  cruelty investigation after a dead dog was found tied to a shelter in a north side yard. 

Members of the Abilene Police Department and Abilene's Animal Control Department were called to investigate a home on the 1900 block of N. 2nd Street Tuesday afternoon after concerned citizens noticed the dead animal. 

The animal was removed from the property and the resident inside was notified that the Abilene Police Department was going to begin investigating her for animal cruelty.

KTAB and KRBC spoke to this resident, and she said she went outside a day ago and noticed her dog, which normally ran free, had been put in a collar and leash and hanged. She says she left it in the yard because she has a weak stomach and didn't know what to do with it. 

This woman also said her other two dogs never wear collars and are never tied to anything. These dogs currently remain in her custody. 

A witness also spoke out to KTAB and KRBC, saying she sees different dogs tied to sheds on the property all the time, so she drives by regularly to check on them. and on one of her recent drive-bys, she noticed the dead dog and contacted the authorities. 

KTAB and KRBC will continue to monitor this investigation as it develops. Check back with BigCountryHomepage for the latest information. 

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