Police Investigating Possible Animal Cruelty

LaGrange Police are investigating an incident of possible animal cruelty where a dog appears to have died while tethered to a fence on a vacant property.

Thursday afternoon about 12:11 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Department responded to the 800 block of Whitesville Street in reference to possible animal cruelty.

Animal control had initially been called to the location by realtors due to a deceased dog in the yard of the residence.

Police advised they found the skeleton of the dog lying next to its collar and leash, which was still attached to a nearby fence. Officers say other portions of the animal were found lying in the grass several feet away from the rest of the body.

A pair of contract workers on scene advised that their boss had made them aware of that the dog should be at the residence. One of the workers stated that they arrived and didn’t find the dog, so they contacted police.

The workers’ boss then arrived on scene, but he refused to give his name or any information related to the incident.

Police later received information from Mallory Realty indicating that the previous tenant had moved out of the residence at some point in June 2017.

Officers were unable to make contact with the previous tenant during the initial investigation.

This incident is still under investigation by the La-Grange Police Department Criminal Investigation Section.

If anyone has any further information about this incident, please contact the LaGrange Police Department at 706-883-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000, or text an anonymous tip to 274637, keyword “LAGRANGE.” Anonymous tips can also be submitted onlineatwww.lagrangega.org.

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