The Marion County, Ind., prosecutor's office has charged 34-year-old Jonathan Dabner with one felony and one misdemeanor charge of cruelty to an animal.
On January 5, a skeletal, dead pit bull was found outside of Dabner's home by animal control officers with the Indianapolis Animal Care and Control. The deceased, female dog was so thin that every bone on her body was clearly visible.
No food was found near the deceased dog and the bucket of water near her body was completely frozen. Another male dog living on the property was reported to be in good condition; no word on whether or not that dog was seized.
Dabner is due in court on March 6.
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