By Gary Lloyd
The investigation into the two dead dogs found in a Clay residence continues, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.
Chief Deputy Randy Christian said that on June 17, deputies were called to a home in the 700 block of Chestnut Drive in Clay to investigate an animal cruelty complaint.
The building inspector for Clay had been contacted by a contractor who had been hired to clean up a foreclosed home and get it ready to sell. The contractor reported finding two dead dogs inside the home. They appeared to have been starved to death, Christian said.
The Greater Birmingham Humane Society as well as the Jefferson County animal cruelty investigator are working together to investigate the case, Christian said.
Christian said should the former homeowner be located, he “absolutely” expects charges to be filed.
Clay City Manager Ronnie Dixon said earlier this month that it appeared that the dogs had been living there alone for several weeks, but that they had been dead for at least three.
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