LOWNDES CO., GA (WALB) - Lowndes County investigators are currently searching for the person responsible for the death of a dog that was found in an abandoned cage on July 8.
Community members who live close to where the dog was found and said they are not only saddened by the incident but disappointed in whoever was responsible for the pet.
Lowndes County Animal Control is looking to press charges against the owner because they believe this was an act of cruelty.
The dog was found just behind Arbor Trace Apartments in a crate-like cage.
Lowndes County Spokesperson Paige Dukes said the dog most likely died from the extremely hot temperatures.
"It's just too easy, with all the help that we have available here in our community, for you to ask for that help, instead of leaving your pet outside to die," said Dukes.
Neighbors are hoping for justice as well.
"It's really a bad idea to en-cage animals like that, I don't know who did that. Only thing I can say is that I hope the authorities catch them and deal with them properly," said Keith Flucas, a neighbor.
The person found responsible for the death of the dog could face fines, felony charges and jail time.