2 charged after abandoning dog in Troy apartment

2 charged after abandoning dog in Troy apartment
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TROY — Two people are facing animal cruelty charges after they were accused of abandoning their dog inside a filthy apartment they were evicted from a few days ago.

Sierra and Cory Hogan are charged with single counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty.

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Officers responded Thursday to the apartment in the 400 block of Stonyridge Avenue.

“They packed all their belongings and moved to Cincinnati but left their dog Zorro inside the apartment without food or water for the last two days,” according to a police report. “I could hear the dog whimpering and barking from inside the apartment.”

The couple told police they were evicted from the apartment and “had no other option” and couldn’t handle keeping the dog when they had two children.

The couple also has an outstanding child endangering case against them that is still going through Miami County Municipal Court from an incident in April, records show.

After police went inside the house “the smell of urine and feces was overwhelming,” the report read.

The dog was turned over to the Miami County Animal Shelter.