Man charged with failure to care for dog

Published 7:10 pm Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Police on Monday charged a man for failure to care for animals after he allegedly surrendered a malnourished pit bull to the animal shelter.

Adam Joseph Kelly, 21, allegedly surrendered the male dog named Cage to the shelter on Feb. 27. Cage is 2 to 3 years old, according to city spokeswoman Debbie George.

Cage was examined by a veterinarian and determined to be severely malnourished, George said. The dog has gained more than two pounds during his time at the shelter.

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Cage should be available for adoption after the court date, which currently is set for March 26.