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Former Animal Services employee was offered deal in missing dog case

Demetria Hogan (Source: Shelby-Sheriff.org) Demetria Hogan (Source: Shelby-Sheriff.org)

(WMC-TV) - City officials offered a former Memphis Animal Services worker a deal in the case of a missing dog, Mayor A C Wharton said Monday.

Demetria Hogan was back in court for a report date Monday morning.  After a brief conversation with the judge, Hogan's case was re-set for August 31.

Meanwhile, Wharton spoke about the deal offered to Hogan regarding the case.

"I am so desperate to get to the bottom of this," he said.

Wharton said investigators are still trying to determine what happened with Hogan and a missing pit bull named Kapone.

Kapone was picked up by Hogan from an area in Cordova, but no one has seen the pit bull since then. Wharton said he was willing to cut a deal with Hogan if she was willing to help other pets like Kapone, but the deal went sour.

"I'd be willing to quote, cut a deal, close quote, if she could help us, but she declined to do so," Wharton said. "But she will be prosecuted."

Hogan's firing came after the pit bull disappeared, and after an injured dog she picked up in her animal shelter truck died of what veterinarians called "non-accidental" heat exhaustion.

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