Last week, Neanover’s bond was set at $25,000 after the charge was increased from a misdemeanor to a fifth-degree felony after the dog named Lou died.
Neanover was taken into custody, but he has posted bond.
Butler County Sheriff’s Office dog wardens responded to 6165 Main St. last month and found the dog, according to Sheriff Richard Jones.
The dog was cared for and hospitalized for five days at Animal Care Centers. The dog, named Lucifer, was called Lou by those who tried to save him, but he died several days later.
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The medical staff was surprised when X-rays showed rocks in the dog’s stomach. He lived his life on a very short chain and was “deprived food for quite some time,” a social media post by the animal shelter read.
Anyone who knows of an animal in Butler County that’s being neglected or abused can make an anonymous report by texting ‘COPS’ and your tip to 274637 (CRIMES).