Charges filed after discovery of dead dog and malnourished animals :

A man has been charged and a woman is wanted for animal cruelty after a dog was found dead in a kennel and several other malnourished animals were found near Berrydale.

Anthony Harold Hopkins, 42, of Jay, is in Santa Rosa County Jail without bail on five counts of confining animals without adequate food and water. Haley Nicole Lynne Williams, 30, of Jay, is wanted on the same charges.

According to an arrest report, deputies found a deceased dog under a blanket in an advanced state of decomposition.

Another dog was extremely malnourished, “where the outline of each rib was visible”, and was covered in feces, the report said.

A malnourished pit bull was found in a kennel inside the home.

“The kennel floor was covered in feces and urine. It appeared that the kennel had not been cleaned for some time,” the report said. “The dog also had injuries to his face and paws. The facial injuries appeared to be superficial cuts and the leg injuries appeared to be from exposure to feces for some time.

A cat and a pit were also discovered in poor condition on the property.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 983-1190 or Santa Rosa Crime Stoppers at (850) 437-STOP. Crime Stoppers callers could win a reward of up to $3,000.