A Bibb Sheriff’s Lieutenant responded to a report of a negligent dog owner Sunday and ended up finding an abused dog and a dead dog in the backyard of the home.

The woman at the reported residence on Summit Avenue told him and another deputy that people were renting the back property and she gave them permission to enter the backyard.

The two knocked on the door of the back property but no one answered.

They walked further back into the yard and found a dog that had been dead for a while behind a blue garbage can, and the other was found tangled in the bushes.

Deputies removed the living dog, but told the owner of the front property that the back tenants would have to remove the dead dog and must contact the sheriff’s office.