On Thursday night, the man believed to be responsible for the starvation and death of a young dog, who was locked in a crate and dumped in Waterloo, Iowa, was arrested.
According to the Quad-City Times, 23-year-old Ty Alyn Hickman was arrested by Jesup police, who received numerous tips on the abuse case from the public.
Maria Tiller, a Waterloo animal control and code enforcement officer, stated:
"Without the help of the public, we never would have got this far,"
A substantial reward was offered for information leading to the arrest of the person behind the despicable crime.
Caleb, described as a Labrador retriever mix, was found back on Feb. 16, locked inside of a feces and urine filled crate. It was evident that the dog has suffered greatly before finally succumbing to starvation.
Hickman is facing up to two years behind bars for the misdemeanor charge of aggravated animal torture.
Read the prior story about this incident here.
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