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Henderson man charged, dogs malnourished

Posted October 17, 2008 1:36 p.m. EDT
Updated October 17, 2008 4:48 p.m. EDT

— Henderson Police arrested Samuel Fields, 46, of 902 Park Ave., after a report from Vance County animal control of malnourished dogs.

Animal Control Chief Alex Hargrove said his team found an emaciated dog tied to a tree. The flesh of the dog's neck had grown around a web collar and a chain, and his left hind leg was swollen.

Other dogs on the property had no apparent access to food or water, animal control reported.

Fields told animal control officers that he fed the tied dog daily, and that the leg injury resulted from the dog getting caught trying to jump the fence.

Fields was was charged with depriving the animals of necessary sustenance and denying medical attention.

He was jailed on $2,000 secured bond.