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Owner of dog left to die in dumpster charged

The Chihuahua mix. (Source: WLEX) The Chihuahua mix. (Source: WLEX)

NICHOLASVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Animal cruelty charges have been filed against the owner of a dog in Jessamine County who was found badly hurt inside of a dumpster.

On Wednesday, Franklin May came to the Jessamine County Animal Shelter claiming to own the mixed breed chihuahua dog found in a dumpster in Nicholasville.

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Once it was verified May owned the dog, he was charged with second-degree animal cruelty.

The dog is being treated and is recovering at the Jessamine County Animal Shelter.

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