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Johnson City man charged with animal cruelty after live puppy found in trash

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A Tennessee man, already incarcerated for public intoxication and probation violation, has been charged with animal cruelty after five dead dogs and one live puppy were discovered in a trash can on Friday reported the Johnson City Press.

Gary Eugene Bailey, 50, of Park Ave. was charged with one count of animal cruelty after Animal Control Officer Debbie Dobbs was called to the property when a neighbor reported hearing crying sounds coming from a trash can in Bailey's yard.

Under five dead dogs, Officer Dobbs found a living pup.

More pets were found inside of the home, and were not removed by Animal Control because a family member has agreed to care and feed them. The animals will be carefully monitored.

Bailey is being held at the Washington County Detention Center.

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