- Associated Press - Friday, March 3, 2017

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals say a young man has been charged with unnecessary cruelty because he waited too long to euthanize a dog that had been suffering.

E.J. Finocchio (fih-NOH’-kee-oh), of the SPCA, tells WJAR-TV (https://bit.ly/2lIsFJC ) that Carlos Catano of East Providence brought the dog to Ocean State Veterinary Services, which contacted the SPCA. Finocchio says he called the East Providence police.

The news station reports that the pit bull mix couldn’t walk anymore, was emaciated, had bed sores and was semi-comatose.

Catano is due in court on March 27. His case will then be referred to the Rhode Island Attorney General, with a fine and possible jail time.

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Information from: WJAR-TV, https://www.turnto10.com

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