Man Who Abandoned Dog Faces Animal Cruelty Charges

A man faces charges of animal cruelty after he allegedly abandoned a dog in Watertown. On Nov. 7, 2019, a Prentiss Street resident found a malnourished dog on her doorstep in East Watertown. The resident contacted Watertown Animal Control officer Karen O’Reilly, who began an investigation into the case, said Watertown Police Lt. James O’Connor. “The Animal Control Officer took custody of the dog and described the dog as ‘every bone of his body was visible to the eye,'” O’Connor said.