MPD investigating animal cruelty case after dozens of animals, some dead, dropped off at Memphis Animal Services

Local I-Team

MEMPHIS, Tenn. ( – Memphis police are investigating an animal cruelty case after dozens of animals, some dead, were dropped off at Memphis Animal Services.

The Local I-Team is told two women showed up Tuesday morning with dozens of animals to drop off at MAS. Several dogs and a cat were dead. More than two dozen other dogs were brought into the facility in various conditions. Some of the dogs’ conditions appear to be very bad.

MAS director Alexis Pugh says the two women showed up at the shelter claiming they had been evicted from their home in Jackson, Tennessee. She says they claimed they were moving to Memphis and had no place to take the dogs.

One woman has been detained by police. A second woman was taken away from the shelter in an ambulance. She was found unconscious.

Pugh is asking for help from the public to adopt or foster the dogs and needs help from rescue groups immediately.

We are working on this story and will have more Tuesday on Local 24 News.

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