Another women was arrested when her dog was found starved and locked up in it's kennel for weeks. The women is due in court tomorrow and the dog had to be put down.
Volunteers at the Macon County Animal Shelter like Melinda Rueter say they are glad those who abuse animals are spending time behind bars.
"Those people who truly abuse their animals need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, there are consequences to what they do they are dealing with living creatures and they need to be able to take care of them."
Volunteers say they've had a lot of cooperation from the community, especially neighbors who suspect an animal is being mistreated. They do add all calls are kept confidential and so far have helped save animals lives.
It's the law to that all pet owners provide animals with shelter, food, water and medical care to their animals. Not providing those things can mean big fines or even jail time.