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Clayton County officials issue warrants for man in animal abuse case

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MORROW, Ga. (WXIA) -- Clayton County authorities have secured a warrant for the man they say abandoned two dogs at a Morrow County home, which were later found on the brink of death.

Both the Clayton County Police Department and Animal Control Unit put out warrants for the arrest of 46-year-old Matthew Darnell Jeffries, after they determined he was the one who left two dogs named Dreamer and Love chained in the backyard of a home on Denson Boulevard. Jeffries had been a person of interest since the beginning of the case.

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Police say on Dec. 2, an eviction crew arrived at the home where they found the two dogs chained without access to food or water and living in a make-shift dog house.

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