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Starving dogs eat puppies, pet owners arrested

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Danielle Maria Morris, 37, and Nathan Charles Morris, 42, both of China Grove, N.C.

Danielle Maria Morris, 37, and Nathan Charles Morris, 42, both of China Grove, N.C.

ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. (PIX11) — Two pet owners were arrested after officials say their dogs were so deprived of food, they were forced to eat several puppies.

WBTV reported that adult dogs continued to be deprived of food even after eating several puppies, believed to have been their own.

Nathan Charles Morris, 42, and Danielle Maria Morris, 37, both of China Grove, were charged with one count of felony cruelty to animals. Officials say the couple “unlawfully, willfully and feloniously” deprived the dogs of food.

The two suspects were placed in jail under a $1,000 secured bond each.

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