Couple charged with animal cruelty | Crime
A Kennett couple faces animal cruelty charges after police say they found a seriously injured dog in their home.
On January 4, the Kennett Humane Department was called to a home in the 200-block of West 5th Street.
According to Lt. Tim Trowbridge of the Kennett Police Department, when officers arrived they “were taken to a back room” and shown a dog with a “severely injured back leg.”
One of the home’s residents reportedly told investigators the dog had been injured for several days and kept inside the home.
The Humane officer reported the dog’s “back leg was turned completely backwards and had an open wound with the bone exposed.”
The dog was taken to the Ken MO Veterinary Clinic for care.
The home’s residents, 26-year-old Shana Harmon and 22-year-old Tommy Hooker, were arrested for animal cruelty/neglect and taken to the Dunklin County Jail. Both are currently free on bond.
Kennett Police Chief James Paine reminds everyone that if they see an animal being neglected or abused, please report it immediately. The Kennett Humane Deparment number is (573) 888-4622.