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Man previously convicted of animal cruelty arrested again for dog deaths

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In February, Jeffrey Scott Landers, of Hendersonville, N.C. was convicted of animal cruelty and ordered not to own or care for any animals while on probation, however on Thursday, Landers was arrested again after authorities discovered nine dead dogs on his property reported the Citizen Times.

Landers, 40, who resides on Howard Gap Road was charged with nine counts of felony animal cruelty, failure to properly dispose of the remains of companion animals, and probation violation.

He is currently being held in jail in lieu of $46,000 bond.

Based on a tip, the North Carolina State Probation Officers and Henderson County Animal Control Enforcement found nine dogs locked in outdoor kennels and small dog carriers in various stages of decomposition.

Authorities seized eight exotic birds including an African gray parrot, two more dogs, and a rabbit from Landers. The animals will be examined by a veterinarian at the Henderson County Animal Shelter.

Rest in peace dogs.

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