A dog was found hanged to death on property in Anderson County, Tennessee, but no charges are expected against the dog’s owner. According to WVLT News, a woman found a dog with what appeared to be a broken shoulder, at property in Andersonville, in addition to a deceased dog who was tethered by a chain which was connected to a tree.
The woman’s report to the authorities outlined the disturbing scene:
Observed another dog to be hanging by a chain that was wrapped around a small tree. The dog was deceased and appeared it had been so for several days.”
The owner and the survivors
According to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, Justin Cody Moore is the owner of the dogs – though an animal control officer stated that Moore moved away, leaving his pets behind, there are no charges expected because it is believed that the hanging death was “accidental.”
According to the animal control officer, the dog died during the time that Moore was moving to his new residence. The surviving pets at the property have been rehomed and/or surrendered to the local shelter.
Anderson County Animal Control Officer Charles Porter has decided not to pursue animal cruelty charges because the dog’s death was not believed to be intentional.
Image of dog who perished at this link to WVLT News.
(screenshot via WVLT News)
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Yesterday: Dog trainer committed suicide days after animal cruelty charges – more here.
More: Dog dumper caught on video – more here.
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