The Keene Police Department has made an arrest in a case of animal cruelty after an officer in October discovered an abandoned house full of dogs.
KPD Chief Jackson said there were seven adult dogs — one was deceased — and seven puppies in the home.
“We got a call for a dog that was loose,” he said in October. “When we got out there, we discovered there were 11 dogs in pretty bad condition.”
Jackson said the dogs were hungry, and appeared to have been abandoned for at least 15 days.
“Through the hard work of our Detective Tracey Glenn, a warrant for the arrest of the owner for animal cruelty was secured,” he said. “[Tuesday], Officer [Sean] Amos observed this individual leaving a business here in Keene and an arrest was made.”
The suspect, identified as Roger Jennings, 69, was charged with cruelty to animals.
Jackson said the youngest dogs have been taken to a rescue until they are old enough to be adopted, and at least one of the older dogs has found a new home.
“A few of the others may still be available at the Cleburne Animal Shelter,” he said. “A big thank you to them for taking the animals in while we worked through the investigation.”