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Kentucky man arrested for hanging his dog from a tree with electrical cord

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A Paducah man was arrested on Monday and charged with animal cruelty by the McCracken County Sheriff's Department for hanging his dog from a tree in his backyard over the weekend reported

Authorities were called to the residence of Kenneth Boyd on Monday after receiving reports of a dog hanging from a tree in the yard located at the 1200 block of South 6th Street.

Upon searching the property, the McCracken County Sheriff's officers found Boyd's five-year-old pit bull named Stoner buried in the backyard. Authorities also found an extension cord with a dog collar attached to it in an outbuilding.

Boyd, 51, is alleged to have told authorities he killed his dog because he could no longer afford to feed or care for Stoner. He faces charges of second degree animal cruelty, and if found guilty can be sentenced to a maximum of one year in jail.

The dog's body was removed for a necropsy.

Boyd has a previous unrelated criminal record.

Rest in peace Stoner.

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