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Animal Cruelty Charges for a Homeowner in Blakely

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A Blakely woman is behind bar following her arrest on animal cruelty charges.  Following a report of possible animal abuse at a home on South Church Street, Blakely PD found several dogs living in unsanitary conditions with not enough food or water.  Tammy Paterson was arrested on 8 counts of cruelty to animals.  Humane society is helping treat and relocate the animals.