RAYMOND, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire couple is facing animal cruelty charges after officials discovered a severely malnourished dog and dog carcass in a house in the town of Raymond, local police said Wednesday.
The Raymond Police Department says the dogs were discovered last month when officials were serving “civil paperwork” at the local home.READ MORE: Woman Wanted For Stabbing Worker Several Times Outside Morton Hospital In Taunton
Officials who entered the abandoned home found both the malnourished dog and the carcass. Animal welfare experts took both the malnourished dog and the carcass.
Police say that on Wednesday they arrested Matthew Jackson, 34, and Brittany Jackson, 29, both of Raymond, and charged them with misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals.READ MORE: Massachusetts Reports 1,821 New COVID-19 Cases, 24 Additional Deaths
The arrests follow a request on the police department’s Facebook page seeking help locating the couple. The post featured pictures of the couple and a vehicle they were suspected of driving.
Matthew Jackson is due in court next week. Brittany Jackson is due in court in March. Neither could be reached for comment and it was unclear if they have lawyers.MORE NEWS: Taunton's Bristol-Plymouth High School Shuts Down Football Teams After COVID Spike
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