Moundville man facing animal cruelty charges

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A man from Moundville is facing more than two dozen animal cruelty charges after investigators discovered a plethora of dead and malnourished animals at his home during a welfare check.

Emmett Aubrey Waggoner was indicted by a Tuscaloosa County Grand Jury and is accused of starving several of his animals to death.

Others, including five dogs, a peacock, chicken, turkey and sheep were rescued from the conditions.

Tuscaloosa County Animal Control Deputy Martha Hocutt said these animals should never have had to suffer like this.

“Why does anybody quit taking care of an animal?” Hocutt said. “I wish I had the answer to that. There is no reason for that to happen. I understand accidents happen. I understand illness. I do understand that. I don’t understand, and I guess I never will, allowing animals to suffer.”

Waggoner has since been released on a $15,000 bond.

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