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Animal abuse investigation

Police are investigating a complaint of animal abuse in Yell County.
Animals purported to be found at a Plainview home
Animals purported to be found at a Plainview home
Animals purported to be found at a Plainview home
Animals purported to be found at a Plainview home
Animals purported to be found at a Plainview home
Animals purported to be found at a Plainview home
Animals purported to be found at a Plainview home
Animals purported to be found at a Plainview home
PLAINVIEW, AR – Police are investigating a complaint of animal abuse in Yell County.

Plainview Police received a phone call Tuesday of numerous unattended dogs at a home. When officers arrived, they found several dogs running loose in the yard, while others were in pens or tied up on leashes. Police say there were also bodies of other animals that had recently died, as well as dog skeletons on the property.

The owner told police that she was with her husband at a hospital in Ft. Smith and that her daughter and a friend were taking care of the animals.

Police noted that someone did arrive to water the dogs and clean up after officers arrived.

Police say the owners have given away all but six of the dogs. Investigators have given the case to the prosecutor’s office to determine if there will be any charges.
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