Butler Co. man charged with animal cruelty after dog found starving, covered in wounds

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BUTLER COUNTY, OH (WCMH) — A man in Butler County is facing animal cruelty charges after a dog was found starving with wounds on its body.  

According to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office, dog wardens were called to the 6100 block of Main Street of Reiley Township after receiving an anonymous tip about an emaciated dog.  

When dog wardens arrived on scene, they found a dog with no food or water and covered in severe open wounds.  

The dog was seized by the dog wardens and brought to the Humane Society where an exam was done on the animal. The dog also had an ulcer on its tongue making it hard for the animal to eat or drink. 

Deputies charged David  Neanover, 36, with animal cruelty to a companion animal.  

“No normal human being could look at this dog and think this is acceptable. The pictures are hard to view. It’s much worse in person. Animal Friends will do everything they can to save this poor animal but the current condition is very bad. I am thankful that this was reported. I just hope he can be saved and adopted to someone who cares,” said Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones. 

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