A Dalton, Georgia dog owner faces charges of animal cruelty after authorities found his dog hanging by its leash from a fence on Saturday afternoon. Police spokesperson, Bruce Frazier said a witness saw Corey Yarbrough, 27, walking a pit bull on a leash, and a short time later Yarbrough was spotted again without the dog.
According to WrcbNews, the witness was concerned and returned to the area to look for the dog. She saw the pup hanging by its leash at the intersection of Cappes Street and Vernon Avenue. She released the dog from the fence and called police.
The dog was not harmed and was taken to Whitfield County Animal Control. It is not known why the dog was abandoned and left hanging on the fence. Yarbrough has been charged with one count of animal cruelty.
Anyone with more information about is asked to call the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office.
(Photo of owner arrested Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office)
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