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LEXINGTON, N.C. — A Lexington woman faces animal cruelty charges after authorities said two neglected dogs and a dead Chihuahua were found at her home.

The Lexington Dispatch reported that 22-year-old Brittany Danielle Coble was arrested Wednesday on cruelty to animal charges.

Officials said the suspect was arrested after a Lexington animal control officer responded to an animal welfare check at a home in the 100 block of Hillcrest Court on Jan.22.

Authorities said the officer found a dead Chihuahua in the yard, chained to a pole and lying in a dog box. Police said the suspect told animal control that the dead dog belonged to her.

The officer also reportedly found two other dogs, both in need of medical attention.

The dogs were seized by police, who in turn signed them over to Gingers Fund, a program designed to help neglected animals.

Police said the deceased dog was taken to Davidson Animal Hospital for an examination.

Warrants allege that the suspect kept the dog in cold weather and failed to feed and give it proper medical attention.

The suspect was jailed under a $5,000 unsecured bond and has court planned for Feb. 27.

Source: The Lexington Dispatch