According to the Kennett Police Department, on January 4, the Kennett Humane Department was dispatched to an address in the 200 block of West 5th Street in Kennett in reference to the injured dog.
Upon arrival, officers were taken to a back room of the residence and shown a dog with a severely injured back leg.
According to Kennett Humane Officer Tena Petix, the back leg was turned completely backwards, and had an open wound with the bone exposed.
The dog was recovered and transported to KenMo Veterinary Clinic for care.
The two residents of the property, Shana Harmon and Tommy Hooker, were subsequently arrested on animal cruelty/neglect charges and transported to the Dunklin County Justice Center.
Kennett Police Chief James Paine would like to remind everyone that if you see an animal being neglected or abused, please report it immediately by contacting the Kennett Humane Department at (573) 888-4622.