Charles Louis Hopkins, 71, of Farmersville was recently arrested on animal cruelty charges.
The investigation began Monday, July 17, when the police department received multiple calls of a “strong odor of a deceased animal” coming from 213 Hill Street in Farmersville’s corporate city limits.
Since the Farmersville PD animal control officer was out of the office, Lt. Brian Alford went to the location to respond to the call, according to information listed in the police report.
When arriving on location Lt. Alford spotted a dog chewing on an item that was later determined to be a deceased canine. While walking the perimeter of the location, Alford noticed several other dogs, some of which were puppies, which seemed to have no water or food.
By Wyndi Veigel • News Editor • [email protected]
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