The following are highlights of incidents that were handled by officers of the Baxley Police Department over the past several days.
On August 11 at approximately 10:25 a.m., officers answered a call to a West Allen Street address in reference to an animal abuse incident. On arrival, officers met with a complainant who told them about the dogs and the unbearable living conditions. After an investigation, officers discovered that the resident had two dogs that were being kept in very small enclosures, along with intolerable living conditions that included no water or food. Both dogs were picked up, where the animal control officer then checked each one before placing them into protective custody, before they were placed in the shelter and provided food and water. Charged in connection with this incident was Melvin Mims, 50, of Baxley on two counts cruelty to animal.
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