• Georgia man finds pet dog dead, hanged in front yard

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    OCONEE COUNTY, Ga. - A Georgia man walked outside one morning this week and found his pet dog dead hanging by its neck from a decorative pole used to display plants.

    Marshall Lee Shubert was staying at a friend's home near Athens when his 4-year-old Chihuahua-Dachshund mix was killed, according to the Athens Banner-Herald.

    The dog, named Big Boy, had been tethered outside because of the friend's aggressive cat.

    Oconee County Animal Control and the Oconee County Sheriff's Office are investigating.


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    Big Boy's body was taken as part of the investigation. Shubert said Big Boy was hanged with the cord used to tether him.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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