A Frankfort woman is accused of second-degree animal cruelty for allowing a dog to become undernourished, police said Friday.
Officers served a criminal summons Wednesday on Teka Russell, 38, for the misdemeanor charge, according to a release from Frankfort police Maj. Fred Deaton.
The summons was the result of an investigation by Frankfort Animal Control that was initiated by a citizen complaint.
The animal control officer presented evidence to Franklin County Attorney Rick Sparks, who authorized the criminal complaint to be sent to a district judge. The complaint says Russell "allowed her female pit bull to become very malnourished and underweight."
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Russell is scheduled to appear June 19 in Franklin District Court. Second-degree animal cruelty is punishable by up to a year in jail.