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UPDATE: Court date set for AR animal abuse suspect

Dog found tied to a post (Source:Meals on Wheels for Helena-West Helena Dogs) Dog found tied to a post (Source:Meals on Wheels for Helena-West Helena Dogs)
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HELENA-WEST HELENA, AR (KAIT) -

UPDATE: A court date has been set for Takia Jones.

According to the Director of the Humane Society of the Delta in Helena Beth Florek, Jones' initial court date is June 3.

Florek also said that the humane society has asked Phillips County Prosecuting Attorney Todd Murray to file felony animal cruelty charges against Jones.


Police arrest a woman after an animal abuse investigation.

Helena-West Helena police said officers responded to an animal neglect call on the 200-block of N. 4th.

When the officers arrived they found a malnourished dog tied to a post.

Police arrested Takia Jones, 29, of Helena-West Helena on animal cruelty charges.

Nonprofit group, Meals on Wheels for Helena-West Helena Dogs, posted photos of the dog named "Keno" to its Facebook page.

That organization said they are trying to raise money to cover the dog's medical expenses.

Their goal was $4,000 and in less than a day they have almost completed that goal.

On Monday morning, their GoFundMe page had more than $3,800.

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