Butler County man charged with cruelty after emaciated dog found with open wounds

Published: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

David Neanover, 36, Reily Twp., was charged with cruelty to a companion animal after anonymous complaints came in about an emaciated dog, said Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones. SUBMITTED PHOTO
David Neanover, 36, Reily Twp., was charged with cruelty to a companion animal after anonymous complaints came in about an emaciated dog, said Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones. SUBMITTED PHOTO

A 36-year-old Reily Twp. man was charged with cruelty to a companion animal after anonymous complaints came in about an emaciated dog, said Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones.

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After Butler County Sheriff’s Office dog wardens responded to 6165 Main St. to discover the dog had no food or water and was covered in severe open wounds and obviously starved, David Neanover was charged, the sheriff said.

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The dog was seized by the dog wardens and brought to the Butler County Humane Society, where an examination was done on the animal, according to a release from the sheriff’s office. The dog also has an ulcer on its tongue making it hard for the animal to eat or drink.

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“No normal human being could look at this dog and think this is acceptable,” Jones said in a release. “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.”