Juvenile charged with animal abuse in Des Moines

DES MOINES, Iowa- Des Moines police and the Animal Rescue League rescue a dog found with a muzzle soaked in urine and an electrical cord wrapped around it.

The ARL of Iowa and police found the dog in the 28-hundred block of Boston Avenue in mid-January. The dog's face was severely swollen and it was covered in feces.

Its bowl of water was full of blood.

The owner is a juvenile and he's been charged with one count of neglect in juvenile court.

The dog, nicknamed 'Bennie, is recovering.

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