A Lancaster, Pennsylvania dog owner tethered his dog to a handrail in the backyard of the home and left after being evicted from the residence. Gregory R. Butzer, 36, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with multiple counts of animal cruelty.
According to FoxNews, authorities found the senior black Labrador retriever on Monday after area residents had complained about a barking dog at the vacant home. The dog had become tangled in the tether and was barely able to move. She also had sores on her behind and suffered from both ear and eye infections. A veterinarian examination proved the dog had been left untreated and in pain for an extended period of time.
Butzer has been charged with three counts of animal neglect, one count of animal cruelty and dog law violations.
There has been no update on the dog’s condition.
(Photo of accused who abandoned dog after being evicted via police photo)
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