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Neglected dog returned to owner in Ohio

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Despite charges for neglect and evidence of "deplorable" living conditions, a skinny pit bull in South Euclid, Ohio, has been returned to his owner, reported Wednesday's Cleveland.com.

The neglected dog was seized from 43-year-old Carla D. Wilkerson on May 27 after officers received a report that the dog was hanging from a heavy chain after he had attempted to jump over a fence. The responding officers noted that the dog did not have water and the yard was covered in feces.

The dog went back to Wilkerson because South Euclid Animal Warden Brian Miller tried to find somewhere for the dog to go, and he came up empty-handed.

Though the police have been notified of problems with possible neglect for the same dog on more than one occasion in the past, Wilkerson apparently sees nothing wrong with the dog's living conditions. She is facing five first-degree misdemeanor charges for animal neglect and one misdemeanor for failure to obtain dog tags - she will be arraigned on June 12.

Note: File photo/NOT the dog from this story

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