Former animal control officer faces third cruelty charge - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Former animal control officer faces third cruelty charge

Demetria Hogan (Source: Memphis Police Department) Demetria Hogan (Source: Memphis Police Department)

(WMC-TV) - The woman at the center of a Memphis Animal Shelter investigation has been arrested again.

Thursday, Memphis resident Randall Snyder couldn't believe fired Memphis Animal Shelter worker Demetria Hogan had once again been arrested and charged with animal cruelty.

"I was really surprised, because I hadn't heard about 'em," he said.

The new charge stems from an incident involving Hogan that happened in the 7000 block of Hillshire on July 12.

According to an affidavit of complaint, around 1:30 p.m. on that day, an officer called Animal Control to report a dog had been struck by a car and left in the middle of the road.

Hogan was dispatched to Hillshire, but she didn't arrive at the scene until around 2:30pm.

The affidavit says Hogan did not return to the Memphis Animal Shelter with the dog until approximately 4:00p.m.  A veterinarian later examined the dog and determined it died of heat stroke.

"If she didn't take precautions to make sure the dog was taken care of before the dog died on the way back, give it water or shade or anything, then she needs to be charged," Snyder said.

Hogan also faces two misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals related to the disappearance of a dog named Kapone.

She has a violent criminal background, including three felony convictions.

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