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UPDATE: Three stolen dogs recovered, Sheriff's Office says

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Three dogs who were alleged to have been neglected in rural Fredericksburg and were later stolen after KWWL reported on the alleged neglect have been recovered, officials said Wednesday. Three dogs who were alleged to have been neglected in rural Fredericksburg and were later stolen after KWWL reported on the alleged neglect have been recovered, officials said Wednesday.
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CHICKASAW COUNTY (KWWL) -

Three dogs who were alleged to have been neglected in rural Fredericksburg and were later stolen after KWWL reported on the alleged neglect have been recovered, officials said Wednesday.

The two coon hound-type dogs and the terrier-type mix were reported stolen last week.

The Chickasaw County Sheriff's Office and SNAP of Chickasaw County teamed up to help recover the dogs, the Sheriff's Office said.

The Sheriff's Office also noted that they will follow up with the dogs' owner and continue to monitor the animals.

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The Chickasaw County Sheriff's Office reports three dogs have allegedly been stolen from a residence located on 280th Street in Fredericksburg.

The Sheriff's Office stated the following:

"Two younger "Coon Hounds" and the terrier type mix (as seen on local news media feeds) are now missing. Unfortunately, we are now unable to monitor the welfare of the animals that were allegedly stolen. "

In a press release on Saturday, Chickasaw County Sheriff Todd Miller stated a deputy evaluated dogs in rural Fredericksburg Friday morning after receiving a complaint that the animals had been neglected.

According to Miller, eight dogs were found on the property, including seven "Coon Hounds" and one terrier-type mix.

Miller stated adequate shelter, sustenance and water were available for the dogs, and it was not deemed to be an emergent situation.

The Sheriff's Office planned to follow up with the owner in a week.

Neighbors disagreed on Friday.

They said animal neglect cases have been swept under the rug by authorities in Chickasaw County for years.

No one from the Sheriff's Office would talk on camera with KWWL Friday, but in a press release Saturday, Miller said he takes animal welfare seriously and that an employee of the Chickasaw County Sheriff's Office has taken educational courses to evaluate the health of animals.

"We will continue, as aforementioned, to monitor the health and welfare of the remaining animals," he stated in the release.

To see previous reports, click here or here.

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