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Franklin County woman indicted on animal cruelty charges

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Franklin County leaders have worked the past few months to bring justice for two severely neglected dogs .

Last week, Jennifer Butler, 42, of Hardy, was indicted on two counts of failing to provide needed veterinary care for a companion canine and two counts of ill treating or abandoning a companion canine.

Franklin's County's Animal Control manager, Cindy Brooks, says Butler's dog was a lab/retriever mix. The dog was found by a farmer covered in maggots and fly eggs in a creek. Brooks says the dog had two large tumors and was paralyzed from the middle of the back down. Brooks says the dog had to be  euthanized because it was in so much pain.

Brooks, brought the second dog 'Mindy,' who was in bad shape, to the Franklin County Humane Society. Brooks says Mindy was diagnosed with mange because of an extreme loss of hair on her body.

Tuesday, reporter Katie Love, will sit down with Franklin County leaders to dig deeper into this animal cruelty case. Plus, she'll have an update on how Mindy is doing.

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