In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, a police officer and his wife were arrested this week and charged with animal cruelty and neglect for starving their dog – a Golden Labrador retriever. Jeffrey Levan and his wife Amber Levan have each been charged with one count of animal cruelty and two counts of animal neglect.
According to AbcNews, Levan, 51, and his wife, 33, starved their dog so badly, its bones protruded from its body.
Pennsylvania State Police stated the dog had been 30 pounds underweight, smelled like urine, had visible open sores on his legs, and his bones could be seen sticking out prominently from his body.
The dog was removed from the couple’s home and has been recuperating at One Dog at a Time where he received medical treatment and placed on a feeding program to safely gain weight.
Amber Levan, worked at the Dauphin County Judicial Center. She has since been placed on leave pending the outcome of the investigation. Jeffrey Levan has been placed on paid leave according to Highspire Police Chief Mark Stonbraker.
A hearing is scheduled for September 3.
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