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Cops: Cobb man charged after 5 dead dogs found at his home

The remains of the dogs were found at the man’s home May 1.
The remains of the dogs were found at the man’s home May 1.

Credit: Alyssa Pointer

Credit: Alyssa Pointer

Cobb County police charged a man with five counts of aggravated cruelty to animals after finding dead dogs at his home.

Matthew Grady Manley is accused in the deaths of five animals, including a Corgi mixed breed, two Chihuahuas, a Boxer and a Chinese Crested dog, at his Austell home, his arrest warrant states.

For each dog, Manley “did maliciously fail to provide adequate food, water and sanitation resulting in the death of the dog, as indicated by the body condition of the dog and the conditions in which it was housed,” the warrant states.

The remains of the dogs were found at Manley’s home May 1. The City of Austell’s code enforcement division began the investigation before contacting Cobb animal control officers, Sgt. Wayne Delk with Cobb police said.

Last week, Cobb investigators secured an arrest warrant for Manley. He was not in custody Monday.

Manley’s bond is expected to be $50,000 once he is arrested, according to his warrant.

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