A Johnson City, Tenn., man, who was already in trouble with the law, found himself facing a charge of animal cruelty after six dogs were discovered in a trash bin outside of his home, reported Friday's WJHL News.
According to the Johnson City Press, local authorities received a call from a concerned citizen who heard crying coming from a garbage can outside of Gary Eugene Bailey's residence. Responding animal control officers discovered five dead dogs and one live puppy inside of the trash bin.
Bailey was already being held at a detention center on unrelated charges for violation of probation and public intoxication when he was charged with animal cruelty on Friday.
Several other animals, who were still alive, were found inside of Bailey's home; animal control left them there because another family member has promised to care for them.
Bailey is only charged with one count of animal cruelty for the live puppy who was found inside of the trash container; animal control stated that they were unable to prove that he was responsible for the death of the other five dogs.
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