Police: Sick puppies thrown out with the garbage by owner

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5 sick dogs found in home

PHOENIX -- A Maricopa County employee is facing charges of animal cruelty after allegedly dumping two pug puppies in the trash.

Investigators said Stacy Davis put the puppies in a trash can near Campbell Avenue and 113th Drive because they had parvo, an extremely contagious disease in dogs.

A woman who found the puppies -- still alive -- called the police.

Police paperwork shows that several other adult pugs were found at Davis' house. Those five dogs reportedly were sick, believed to be suffering from parvo.

Davis, who was arrested and booked on animal cruelty and neglect charges over the weekend, is a supervisor in the Maricopa County Courts Department.