A 51-year-old man in Cary, North Carolina, is accused of killing the family dog and burning the dog’s body in the fireplace, in front of a young child, reported Thursday’s WCNC News. The man accused of the heinous act of cruelty is identified as John Robert Ankner.
Ankner was arrested on Wednesday after being released from the hospital where he was treated for burn he sustained on the day that the dog’s body was cremated in the fireplace.
The gruesome act of cruelty has resulted in charges of felony animal cruelty and misdemeanor child abuse; the young child who witnessed the terrible act is reported to be Ankner’s.
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