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Couple charged with animal cruelty
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A Shady Rest Road couple faces animal cruelty charges after Warren County Animal Control found a pit bull tied to a tree with no food or water.The couple, Aysha Johnson and Phillip Mooneyham, have been hit with two counts of aggravated animal cruelty after Animal Control officer Tammy Webb made the discovery while investigating a report at the home the couple is reportedly renting.“I found a red-nose Pitt-dog chained to a tree behind the apartment building,” Webb wrote in her warrants against the couple. “There was no water or food and a neighbor said he could not remember seeing the people at home for two months.”Webb said the animal showed signs of starvation and neglect.“The dog had sores all over its body and the collar had cut into the skin. Even in between his toes were sores and blood,” Webb continued.