TPD investigates animal cruelty

Published 10:55 pm Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Police are currently investigating a ‘serious cruelty to animal’ incident.

According to a release from the Troy Police Department, officers were notified of malnourished horses on Pike County Road 2294.

Police state that the owner left the horses with a caretaker. When the owner returned, he found the horses severely malnourished and near death.  An investigation by TPD with assistance from the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department Livestock Investigator lead to a court order to remove any horses located on that property.

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Six warrants were signed on a suspect who police decline to identify.

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