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Man faces animal cruelty charges after leaving pets for dead

CLAXTON, GA (WTOC) -

A man evicted from his home in Claxton could be facing animal cruelty charges.

Authorities said a home on Ferrell Lane is where two dogs were rescued and one found dead tethered to a pole Thursday afternoon. Conditions were so bad that the other animals were feeding off the remains of the deceased dog. The landlord evicted the tenant, who left the animals to fend for themselves in unlivable conditions. The dogs were not given food or shelter and there only source of water was a nearby pond and swimming pool.

Cynthia Simerson, of SOS Animal Rescue, was called out to rescue the dogs. She said this is a problem she has come across far too often.

"Making some changes in laws in our community as far as spade and neutering and leash laws, neglect and abuse laws. People need to step up. We are working on it and we're not getting anywhere in Evans County," she said.

The two German Shepards that were rescued have been taken to Gateway Animal Clinic in Claxton and are being treated for hook worms and mange.

The landlord of the property has gone to Evans County authorities and the case is being reviewed by law enforcement.

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