Red Springs man faces animal cruelty charges after dog left outside

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RED SPRINGS, N.C. (WBTW) — A Red Springs man is facing animal cruelty charges after leaving a dog outside, according to deputies.

Antreal M. Henderson, 25, was arrested Monday and charged with abandonment of an animal and cruelty to animals, according to deputies. He was released on a $2,500 bond.

Deputies responded to Buies Mill Road Saturday after being alerted by a community member about a dog chained in standing cold water with a doghouse halfway flooded, according to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office. The temperatures the prior two nights were below freezing.

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Officials discovered that the home was not occupied for about two weeks. The dog was shivering, wet, and malnourished, deputies said. The dog was rescued and taken to a vet for treatment.

Anyone with information about the case or any other animal cruelty cases is asked to call the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office at 910=671=3170 or 910-671-3100.

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