A man in Newnan, Georgia, is accused of a callous act of cruelty which led to the death of his dog. According to multiple sources, 70-year-old Jon Schuck went into a coffee shop on Tuesday morning, leaving his dog tied up outside in the heat.
Good Samaritans reached out to the authorities to report that a dog was in distress and struggling in the heat. An animal control officer had been dispatched to investigate when the police were informed that the dog had died, reported Fox 5 Atlanta News.
As reported by CBS 46 News, before the dog died, concerned individuals had confronted Schuck about his distressed dog; he allegedly went outside and placed a newspaper over the dog’s head and went back inside to finish his beverage.
Apparently the accused man had treated his dog poorly in the past – CBS News has reported that the police report noted that Schuck “had been warned numerous times about leaving his dog tied up on a leash in the heat.”
The dog’s body has been sent out for a necropsy – Schuck was transported to the Coweta County Jail and then released on bond.
(Image via screenshot Fox News)
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