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COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- A former Cobb County Animal Control employee resigned after a dog died while in his care.

Matthew Cory Dodson, 24, was also arrested and charged with animal cruelty and obstruction, both misdemeanors.

Cobb County Police said Dodson picked up a dog on Saturday, July 18. The dog died, prompting an investigation. Its cause of death was not released.

"Cobb County authorities want to reassure our citizens that this type of behavior will never be condoned and that the safety of any animal while in our custody ... is paramount," Cobb County Police Sgt. Dana Pierce said in a release. "We have met with the owner of the dog, advised them of the results of our investigation and are working with them regarding this tragic situation."

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