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Lee County man charged with animal cruelty

Workers at the shelter said that he should weigh at least 30 pounds. (Source: WALB) Workers at the shelter said that he should weigh at least 30 pounds. (Source: WALB)
This dog was found chained up at a home in Smithville, weighing in at only 17 lbs. (Source: WALB) This dog was found chained up at a home in Smithville, weighing in at only 17 lbs. (Source: WALB)
SMITHVILLE, GA -

A Lee County man is facing multiple animal cruelty charges after two dogs were found dead on his property, and a third dog starved.

The lone surviving dog is in the care of the Lee County Animal Shelter.

32-year-old Thomas Jones, Jr. of Smithville is charged with 3 counts cruelty and neglect and two counts removal of a dead animal, all county ordinances.

A concerned citizen contacted animal control Monday afternoon about seeing a dead dog and another dog chained up at Jones' home on Muchaloochee Street.

Jones is scheduled to go before a Magistrate Court Judge next month, who will determine if the surviving dog can be adopted or will be returned to Jones.

A spokesperson from the Lee County Animal Shelter says that the dog has gained a few pounds and is expected to fully recover.

The animal is believed to be a labrador and bulldog mix, about one-years-old.

He came to the shelter weighing just 17 pounds. A normal weight is 30 pounds.

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