JONES COUNTY, MS - Two dogs that were rescued in Jones County after they were neglected by their owner are recovering.
According to authorities, the dogs were found malnourished at a home on Rose Lane.
Shelter co-founder Heather Williams said once they learned about the condition of the dogs, shelter workers seized them.
Williams said the dogs had no food or water and were suffering from a condition called sarcoptic mange.
Shelter workers named the dogs Justice and Peace, and Williams said they are making a speedy recovery.
She said the dogs are now in a loving and caring environment.
According to the Jones County Sheriff's Office, Rebecca Lynn Blackledge was charged with animal cruelty.
Williams said animal cruelty is a huge problem in the area, and there needs to be a harsher punishment for offenders.