Dallas sergeant arrested for animal cruelty

- A Dallas police sergeant has been jailed on accusations of animal cruelty.

Kandy Standige was arrested by police in Italy, 45 miles south of Dallas, for neglecting six dogs and one goat on property she owns in Ellis County.

The animals were brought to the SPCA of Dallas on Tuesday after being seized by police on Monday.

Italy police said they received an animal cruelty complaint on Saturday about the animals being left without food and water so they began to investigate.

Police eventually made contacted with Standige, who offered to take the animals to her mother's house. But police say after taking a closer look at them, it was clear the animals were in poor health and Standige was failing to provide necessary care.

Standige was booked into the Ellis County jail and has been placed on leave by the Dallas Police Department.

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