Glendale police submit animal cruelty charge for dog owner

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Police in Glendale have submitted an animal cruelty against a dog owner whose animal died on his apartment balcony.

They announced Thursday that detectives have developed probable cause to charge 28-year-old Adrian Gonzalez in the case.
Police say they're submitting one count of felony animal cruelty charge to the Maricopa County Attorney's Office for review.
Gonzalez allegedly left the puppy outside without shade or water in 113-degree heat.
Officers responded to a Glendale apartment complex to conduct an animal welfare check on June 5 near 61st Avenue and Northern. When police arrived at the scene, they could hear a dog in distress outside of a third-story apartment unit. 
Officers called firefighters to come with a ladder to get the 1-year-old dog, but police say the puppy died before first responders could get to it.



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