An eastern Iowa man has been arrested for allegedly abandoning a dog found dead inside a kennel. The dog carcass and crate were found along a gravel road on the morning of February 16 by a Waterloo city employee.
Waterloo Animal Control officer Maria Tiller called it a disturbing discovery. The dog was covered in feces and urine and had likely starved to death inside the crate, according to Tiller.
An investigation led to the arrest of Ty Hickman, 23, of Jesup Thursday night. He’s charged with animal torture, which is a misdemeanor. Hickman was taken to the Buchanan County Jail.
Tiller said tips from the public led to the arrest and a reward fund for information in the case reached $7,500.