An executive for NASCAR has stepped aside from his duties while facing multiple animal cruelty charges in North Carolina. As reported by the Bedford Gazette, Jay Fabian is facing two felony animal cruelty charges, in addition to a misdemeanor count of animal cruelty, after the discovery of dead and ailing dogs at his residence this summer.
An arrest warrant, issued on August 20, alleges that Fabian willfully neglected his dogs, causing one dog to die after being deprived of “all necessary sustenance in which to live,” another dog suffered “extreme dehydration and starvation,” and a third dog was deprived of “necessary sustenance.”
NASCAR commented on the situation, stating:
“NASCAR takes the situation seriously and will continue to gather information as it becomes available. Jay Fabian will step back from his role until this matter is resolved. NASCAR will have no further comment.”
Fabian is scheduled to appear in court on September 27.
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