The case has caused protests during Neanover’s court appearances by those outraged about what happened to the dog, Lucifer, who become known as “Lou.”
Butler County Sheriff’s Office dog wardens responded to 6165 Main St. in April 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 died several days later.
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).