(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) -- A Memphis man was indicted on Tuesday on animal cruelty charges after his pit bull was found wearing a collar that had grown so tight its flesh had grown around it.
William Haley, 23, allegedly left his dog tethered to a tree on an eight-foot-long steel cable.
Haley allegedly abused the dog by neglecting him. For example, the dog's collar was "embedded" in the dog's skin, reports the Memphis Commercial Appeal. The dog suffered an infection and was provided only with muddy water and a small amount of food.
Veterinarians treated the dog, which was later adopted.
Haley faces aggravated animal cruelty charges.
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