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Homeowner wanted for alleged animal abuse

LaGrange officers discover dog living in ‘deplorable conditions’

By Melanie Ruberti

mruberti@civitasmedia.com

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LaGRANGE —Investigators with the LaGrange Police Department are searching for a homeowner who allegedly left a dog in deplorable conditions.

Officers with LaGrange Animal Services said they responded to a complaint of possible animal cruelty at a house in the 200 block of Wesley Way about 4:25 p.m. Thursday.

The officers said they tried to find the homeowner, identified as Pagon Noles, whose age was unavailable, with no luck. According to the report, neighbors told officers they had not seen Noles in awhile.

LaGrange officers arrived and, after securing a search warrant, discovered a chihuahua inside the home “living in deplorable conditions,” according to a press release.

Detectives said the dog was taken to a veterinarian to be examined.

Officers said the investigation is ongoing and Noles may be charged with animal cruelty.

Anyone with information about this incident or the whereabouts of Noles is asked to contact the LaGrange Police Department at 706-883-2603, the LaGrange Animal Shelter at 706-298-3606 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706- 812-1000.

Melanie Ruberti is a reporter with LaGrange Daily News. She can be reached at 706-884-7311, ext. 2156.