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Hillister Woman Arrested After Chained Dog Dies

by Kellie Barnes

There have been a number of animal cruelty instances in Tyler County recently, the latest resulting in the death of the animal.

Tiffany Roy, 23, of Hillister turned herself in to the Tyler County Sheriff's Department March 3, after a warrant was issued for her arrest on a charge of cruelty to animals. Bond was set at $500.

New Tyler County deputy Stephani Byron, accompanied by sergeant Ricky Coker, responded to a call on February 15 about a dog tied to a tree in the backyard of a residence. When officers arrived on scene, they discovered the dog was deceased. The dog was chained to a tree with no sign of shelter or food. According to officers, the animal's hip and rib bones were protruding from lack of nutrition. Roy had moved from the residence three weeks before and abandoned the animal.

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