By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Parker gets probation for animal cruelty
Woman's dog discovered near death, missing a leg
Placeholder Image
A woman was given probation on animal cruelty charges after her dog was found near death in her yard with one of its legs missing.The woman, Nina Carol Parker, 36, was given a three-year probationary sentence and was banned from owning or possessing any animal. Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley decreed her probation would be in addition to any jail time she faces in Coffee County on violation of probation charges.Her charges came after animal control found the dog in her yard near death.“When I arrived I found a red pit bull dog with part of its front leg missing with a bone sticking out,” Denton said in his warrant against Parker.Denton said not only was the dog injured but it was not being properly cared for.“The dog was malnourished, covered in parasites with no food or water,” Denton recalled, stating the dog’s owner was found sleeping inside the house when he knocked to inquire about the animal’s condition. “She admitted owning the dog and letting it suffer.”Investigators discovered the dog had been hit by a car some two weeks prior to the anonymous call which brought them to Parker’s home.