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Louisville woman accused of cruelty to animals after dog found dead

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Latember Stark (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Latember Stark (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A dog is dead, and a Louisville woman is facing charges after Metro Animal Services says she failed to provide the dog with the day-to-day necessities to survive.

According to an arrest warrant, the incident took place on Jan. 1. Police say they were called to the home of 33-year-old Latember Stark after a neighbor reported that there was a dead dog -- a brown and white pit bull -- in her yard.

When police arrived they allegedly found the dog, and took pictures.

According to the arrest warrant, Stark told police that the dog belonged to her 16-year-old son, and that he must have disposed of the animal. Police say they later spoke to both Stark and her son together, and they both told them that a third person must have been taking care of the dog and disposed of the dog's body -- but both Stark and her son refused to cooperate by telling police who that third person was, according to the warrant.

On Jan. 24, a warrant was issued for Stark's arrest, charging her with first degree cruelty to animals for allegedly failing "to provide necessities to an animal, causing the animal to die."

Stark was arrested on Monday, Jan. 27, shortly after 10:30 p.m.

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