Cary woman accused of animal abuse after leaving dead dog in her yard for several days

CARY, N.C. (WTVD) -- A Cary woman faces an animal cruelty charge after police said she left her dead dog out in her yard for several days.

Town officials told ABC11 a neighbor of Hanan Kharoufeh requested a welfare check on the woman's 3-year-old German Shepherd, Lilly.

When animal services got to Kharoufeh's home, on Devonbrooke Lane, they found Lilly's body outside in the yard.

Reports state the dog, who was kept in a fenced enclosure, had been dead for several days.

Officials said bowls were present in the yard; however, none of them were filled with water.

Kharoufeh was arrested on Wednesday and charged with cruelty to animals.

It is unclear if a necropsy will be performed.
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