Man won't face charges after dead dog found chained to another
Jose Palomino was in jail when his dogs were confiscated.
The confiscated dog remains in the care of Animal Control.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
A south Nashville man will not face animal abuse charges after an anonymous tip lead animal control officials to a deceased dog chained to a second canine.
Jose R. Palomino was jailed for driving on a revoked license when animal control officials confiscated the deceased animal and other dog from his home located on Partner Way last Tuesday.
According to animal abuse investigators, the Davidson County D.A.'s office declined to prosecute since Palomino was in jail at the time of the alleged offense.
Investigators said they are looking at other avenues of prosecution in the case.
Animal control investigators called the incident one of the saddest cases they have seen.
"It is sad. If you can't take care of them, don't have them," Animal control officer Billy Biggs said, adding, "Not only did it sicken my heart, my stomach too. It was horrible to treat a dog like that."
The seized dog, a pit bull mix, is said to be doing well, however will probably not be released for adoption.