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Feb 3, 2014 1:11 PM by Ben Lloyd - blloyd@kristv.com

Animal Control Seizes Dog Tied Up in Backyard

CORPUS CHRISTI - Police are looking into possible animal cruelty charges after officers confiscated a dog from a westside home on Saturday.

Animal control officers went out to the house on Bluebonnet Drive on Friday because neighbors were concerned about a dog with a collar embedded in its neck.

One woman was worried the dog didn't have much longer to live as it was tied to a fence for a long period of time.. "You can smell it its already rotting. You can see its rotting white film over it lying over the chain already," she told us.

Officers did not pick up the dog that night, but planned on attempting to contact the owners the next morning. According to the Corpus Christi Police Department, the officer was not able to get a clear view of the animal without trespassing that evening.

Our Facebook page was flooded with comments by viewers outraged that the dog was not picked up immediately. Officers were able get a much better look at the dog's injuries based on video shown in our newscasts.

Animal control was back out at the house early on Saturday to pick up the dog. She had already been taken off of the chain and placed in the care of a neighbir. We're told she's doing much better in the care of a veterinarian. Eventually, the pit bull mix will be available for adoption. The other animals at the home were also taken in by Animal Control.

The Corpus Christi Police Department has turned over information on the case to the District Attorney's office.

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