MPD investigates four malnourished dogs - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

MPD investigates four malnourished dogs

(WMC-TV) - Memphis Police investigated a case of animal cruelty Saturday.

Police and Animal Control officers were called to 83 Eastview Drive around noon Saturday.  There, they found two malnourished dogs tied to a house with no food, water or shelter.

While on the scene, police found two more dogs a few doors down under the same conditions.

Two owners were cited for misdemeanor animal cruelty.  Neighbors said they had not noticed any signs of neglect.

"They take out time with the dog, they feed him, and I see him giving him water," said neighbor Tricia Williams.  "The guy who lives there, he walks the dog a lot, you know."

Animal Control also cited both owners for failing to obtain a dog license, failure to vaccinate and failure to spay and neuter.  The dogs were taken to the animal shelter.

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