PEMBROKE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say 12 malnourished dogs found in filthy cages were recused from a North Carolina home.
Robeson County Sheriff Burnis Wilkins says the dogs were found underfed and living in poor conditions at a Pembroke home.
Wilkins says the dogs were seized and taken to a vet.
Authorities say 25-year-old Nehemiah Pate was charged with 12 counts of misdemeanor cruelty to animals.
Pate was taken to the Robeson County Detention Center with a $2,000 secured bond.
It’s unclear whether Pate has an attorney who would comment on his behalf.