Arrest made in case of starving dog in northwest Wisconsin

November 12, 2019

BOYCEVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Police in northwestern Wisconsin have made an arrest in the case of a starving dog found along a highway.

The Boyceville Police Department says the suspect was arrested late Monday for not providing food and drink to an animal and intentional mistreatment of an animal resulting in disfigurement.

Authorities have not released the name of the person arrested.

The dog has gained 20 pounds (9 kilograms) since he arrived at the Dunn County Humane Society shelter on Nov. 1

The dog arrived weighing 23.5 pounds (10.7 kilograms). A dog his size should weigh 60 to 70 pounds (27 to 31.8 kilometers).

Staffers at the shelter believe the dog is around 2 years old. Police say the case has been referred to the Dunn County DA’s office for prosecution.