Leaving dogs out in the cold? Horrible. And in one case, a dog died as a result of this neglect. Neglect that, in my opinion, is criminal.
According to police, Jonathan Flores-Barona, 26, and his wife Monica Alanas, 21, were arrested on misdemeanor animal cruelty charges in Northlake, Illinois, after their 18-month-old Shih Tzu was found dead after being left on an unheated outdoor porch overnight.
Police say that the couple had an argument. The next morning, the dog was allegedly found dead on the porch.
The couple will appear in court in late February with one count of cruel treatment to an Animal, a class A misdemeanor. Should this be a felony crime?