Animal cruelty charged

Animal cruelty charged

Posted: Friday, April 19, 2013 5:00 pm

The Messenger, April 19, 2013
A cruelty to animals charge was levied against a Union City man Thursday night after police responded to a noise complaint.
Christopher Lane Miller, 25, of 616 East Exchange St., Union City, was issued a misdemeanor citation for charges of cruelty to animals and no proof of vaccination, according to a Union City Police Department report.
Police had responded about 11:25 p.m. to a complaint of barking dogs in the 600 block of Exchange Street. An officer reported he could hear a dog barking in the backyard of Miller’s residence.
According to the report, the officer allegedly saw a dog and its chain was tangled, preventing the dog from moving. The officer reported he did not see any shelter for the dog to get inside from the weather. Another officer indicated he had told the owner about a month ago to get shelter for the dog.
Police said Miller went outside and untangled the dog. There was also another dog on the side which belonged to Miller, who allegedly could not show vaccination papers on the dogs, according to the report.
He was issued a citation for the two alleged offenses.

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