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Man charged for leaving emaciated dog to die in the bitter cold

Jonathan Dabner
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According to Thursday's ABC 6 Indianapolis News, a man is facing two counts of animal cruelty for allegedly leaving his emaciated dog outside to die in the bitter cold.

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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