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34-year-old woman arrested after abandoned dog found tied to tree behind Germantown restaurant

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GERMANTOWN -- A 34-year-old Germantown woman has been arrested after police say a dog was intentionally abandoned and found tied to a tree behind the Pizza Hut restaurant near Pilgrim Road and Mequon Road on Sunday, April 2nd.

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The dog, now named "Chance," was being cared for at the Washington County Humane Society after he was rescued -- and on Saturday, April 8th police announced an officer will be adopting him.

Police believed the dog was intentionally abandoned, as he was tied to a tree in a wooded area.

The 34-year-old Germantown woman was arrested on the following charges:

  • Mistreating animals
  • Providing proper food and drink to confined animals
  • Abandoning animals
  • Obstructing

The case will be sent to the Washington County District Attorney's Office for charges.

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