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Case ID: 20019
Classification: Neglect / Abandonment
Animal: dog (non pit-bull)
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Sunday, Apr 13, 2014

County: Davidson

Charges: Felony CTA
Disposition: Alleged

Alleged: Tony Ray Link

A 50-year-old man is facing a pair of animal abuse charges after an investigation by the Lexington Police Department.

Tony Ray Link, of 125 Aberdeen Drive, has been charged with felony cruelty to animals and misdemeanor animal abuse. He was given a $1,000 secured bond and a court date of May 8.

An officer with the LPD went to Link's residence Sunday night in regard to an animal call. A police report stated Link left two dogs unattended at the house. One dog was found dead, and the other dog was running at large in the neighborhood. Lexington Police Officer Michael Swaney stated in his report the dog running at large was malnourished and neglected.

Swaney further alleged in an arrest warrant that Link starved the 10-month-old pit bull to death and also provided very poor living conditions. He also stated a 5- to 6-year-old pit bull was not being fed properly either, and the ribs of the dog were showing.


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