A Punxsutawney man is facing criminal charges for animal neglect. Police say a dog was located and taken to the Punxsutawney Borough kennel. The dog was missing a lot of fur, had a strong odor, and she constantly itched. 40-year-old Charles Patterson was identified as the owner of the dog. The dog was treated for a chronic bacterial skin infection. The veterinarian determined the dog would need follow up visits, but it was determined that Patterson made no attempts to take the dog to the follow up visits.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 3rd.
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