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Case ID: 17616
Classification: Neglect / Abandonment
Animal: dog (non pit-bull)
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Thursday, Mar 24, 2011

County: Rio Arriba

Disposition: Alleged

Alleged: Unnamed Police Officer

An extreme case of animal cruelty in Rio Arriba County could result in charges against an Espanola police officer.

A dog named Jack, was brought into Espanola Animal Humane Thursday.

The unnamed officer said the dog had been in his yard in Chimayo for six weeks after being hit by a car.

The shelter said more than four inches of exposed bone was visible on the dog's front leg and it had to be amputated.

The humane society is pursuing felony neglect charges, but first must prove the dog belongs to the officer who turned him in.


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