- Associated Press - Thursday, December 24, 2015

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Onslow County Animal Services is investigating the deaths of three dogs whose carcasses were left in a Jacksonville house’s backyard.

The Jacksonville Daily News reports (https://bit.ly/1U6rwWE) that on Dec. 18, property owner Teresa Hewitt found plastic containers containing bodies of dead dogs in the backyard of the house of one of her tenants. Hewitt called Animal Services, who went to the house to investigate.

Animal Services officer Richard Gabbert says no arrests have been made yet.

In October, Hewitt had checked on the house and found that the tenant’s five dogs were emaciated. She called Animal Services to report the animals’ condition. Overdue rent and concerns about the animals spurred the tenant’s eviction on Nov. 9.

The newspaper was unable to reach the former tenant for comment.

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Information from: The Daily News, https://www.jdnews.com


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