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2 neglected poodles found in Rocky Mount park

The Associated Press

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ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (AP) — The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the conviction of the people who neglected two poodles found wandering in Rocky Mount with fur so matted that the dogs had difficulty walking.

The dogs, now named Charley and Marley, were found Oct. 1 in Sunset Park. They were underweight, and their skin was stretched and infected.

The City of Rocky Mount Animal Control is investigating.

Kim Alboum of the North Carolina chapter of The Humane Society says the case is one of cruelty, not merely neglect.

Officials estimate the dogs are between 2 and 3 years old. They're in the care of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Alliance, which will handle their possible adoption.

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