SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service has wrapped up its investigation into the death of a pit bull and turned over its case files to the Spokane County Prosecutor's Office for possible charges.
The dog, according to veterinarians, was suffering from hypothermia, emaciation and starvation when he died.
SCRAPS officials interviewed the dog's owner, several witnesses and reviewed the veterinary records on the dog before the case was turned over to the prosecutor's office.
The owner, if charged, could be facing 1st Degree Animal Cruelty, a felony which, if convicted, carries a sentence of five years in prison and / or a $10,000 fine.
SCRAPS has shared photos of the pit bull that were taken after the dog's death. The images are graphic in nature and may not be suitable for everyone to view.
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