Three people have been arrested in Nashua, in connection with animal abuse.

Nashua Police were called out Wednesday, March 7, on the report of a domestic dispute at a residence on Wentling Street. While officers were looking into the matter, a bystander told them that the homeowner's dog was missing and possibly being stored in a basement freezer.

A search warrant was executed the next day (March 8); police recovered the dead dog's body, taking it to the Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Lab.

Another dog was confiscated from the home and taken to a veterinary clinic for an examination. That canine was then taken to an animal shelter in New Hampton.

Police arrested Jennifer Hoffman on a charge of Child Endangerment; Anthony Hoffman was charged with Child Endangerment, Animal Abuse, 3 counts of Possession of Methamphetamine and other substances, Unlawful Possession of a Prescription Drug, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

And Christopher Dunn was arrested for Child Endangerment, Animal Abuse, 2 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Prescription Medication, and Drug Paraphernalia.

According to Nashua Police, the case remains under investigation, and more charges are possible.

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