Suspect said she was trying to help puppies
By Josh Mitchell
Corinth Today News Editor
Corinth Police recently responded to a residence and found two small dogs in direct sunlight with no food or water, and one of the puppies was dead, reports say.
Angela Lopez, 19, of Cruise Street, turned herself in at the Corinth Police Department on June 27 after a warrant was issued for her, police reports say.
Police responded to a Cruise Street address June 16 in reference to alleged “animal cruelty.” Police spoke with Lopez who said the dead dog had been spitting up blood and had diarrhea the day before. She also said that both puppies were fed and given milk the day before, the incident report says.
Police heard another dog in the backyard and found it running in the mud with “no food and the water was black looking,” the report adds.
The animal shelter took possession of the dogs.
Lopez told Corinth Today that the dog in the backyard was not hers. As for the other two dogs, she said she picked up about five puppies she found alongside a road in Iuka. She said she gave away a few of the puppies and was trying to give the other two away as well.
They were probably already sick, she said, adding that both of the puppies had thrown up and had diarrhea. The puppies’ cage was being cleaned, she said.
Lopez said she learned her lesson to not pick up puppies on the side of the road. She said she was actually trying to help the puppies. She said she was going to take the puppies to the vet and that she felt sorry for them.