A call from a concerned neighbor Tuesday alerted The Interior Journal to a case of suspected animal abuse.
The caller suggested that the house at 216 Logan Trail in Stanford had been abandoned
and that at least one animal had been chained outside and left to die of starvation or dehydration. The caller suggested that the dog was last seen on its feet Sunday but hadn't been fed or watered this month and was dead hanging from a back porch.
Upon investigation, the allegation proved to be accurate when an IJ reporter discovered
one dog dead with its chain entangled in some shrubs and another, nearly blind, chained to a dog house; neither appeared to have access to food or water.
Lincoln County Animal Control Officer Deputy Lee Hodge was contacted and returned to the Logan Trail home of Richard and Florence Naylor with an IJ reporter.