Dog owner arrested after six puppies found dead

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JACKSONVILLE, NC (WCTI) — A man is arrested and charged when six pit bull mix puppies were found dead outside his home.

James Ward, 44, of Brothers Lane in Jacksonville, faces 12 counts of mistreatment of animals and one count of allowing a dog to run at large. According to arrest warrants, the puppies were found dead on February 25. Ward was arrested on Tuesday of this week.

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The warrants state Ward did not provide proper shelter and humane conditions for the pit bull mix puppies.

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