A Newport couple is facing charges after officers found a dead dog and two others that appeared to be malnourished inside their rental home.
April and James Hux are charged with animal cruelty.
Their landlord called police Sunday after discovering the dogs. He told authorities that the couple had not paid their rent in several months, and he assumed they had abandoned the home on Lakeview Street. The electricity had been shut off at least three weeks earlier, and he hadn't seen either of them for a while.