MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A Frayser woman was indicted on animal cruelty charges Thursday.
According to Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich, Tiffany Ward, 36, left her pit bull puppy tied up in her backyard and the puppy starved to death.
Animal Control Officers found the 6-month-old puppy dead in the backyard tied to a metal post.
Officers said a bowl of food and several bowls of dirty water were found in the backyard out of reach of the puppy. The food was covered in black mold and the water appeared to be old rainwater.
A veterinarian said the puppy's bones were showing under its skin and it possibly died of starvation days earlier.
Ward was arrested and is now out on a $10,000 bond. She faces at least one to six years in prison for the felony charge.