Puppy's death leads to animal cruelty charge

Puppy's death leads to animal cruelty charge
Mortez Taylor (Source: LMDC)
Mortez Taylor (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A man has been arrested after a puppy was found starved to death at the home the suspect was renting, according to an arrest report.

An officer with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office who was present for Mortez Taylor's eviction in March 2015 found a Labrador puppy dead inside a crate at the home. A necropsy determined the puppy died of starvation.

Taylor, 21, was arrested on June 6 and charged with second-degree cruelty to animals and provisions of necessity.

Bond was set at $1,000.

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