LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police have made an arrest in the death of a dog hung from a fence near a Siegel Suites in the southeast valley. When 8 News Now arrived, we saw that individual in the back of a police unit.
Officers were called to assist Clark County Animal Control at the scene near Boulder Highway and U.S. 95 earlier in the day.
It is unclear when the incident occurred.
Animal rights advocate Gina Greisen came as soon as she heard about what happened.
“I believe the dog was tied up and baked to death,” she told us. “My understanding is, the dog was tied out yesterday and was discovered today.”
Metro says their animal cruelty investigators were dispatched to help with the investigation. They would not say what type of dog it was.
A representative from Siegel Suites was also there and said they are furious that this happened. The owner of that complex notes the incident did not occur on the property.
Metro detained the one suspect, who was trying to leave the scene when officers arrived. It is not known if they lived at the location.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.