Emaciated dog rescued in Butler County dies, owner charged

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BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – A dog that was found in Butler County last week starving and covered in wounds has died.

Butler County Sheriff’s Office Dog Wardens responded to the 6100 block of Main Street in Reiley Township after anonymous complaints came in about the dog’s condition.

READ MORE: Butler County man charged after starving dog found covered in wounds

The dog, named Lucifer, was found with no food or water, was obviously starved, and had severe open wounds all over his face and body.

He was taken to the Animal Friends Humane Society, where staff decided to instead refer to him as “Lou.”

Despite attempts to nurse him back to health, Lou’s breathing became labored within days and he began showing signs of neurological issues likely related to a fungal infection identified as Blastomycosis.

Lou died Friday, five days after his rescue.

His owner, 36-year-old David Neanover, is charged with cruelty to a companion animal.

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