An 18-year-old Carmel man is facing a misdemeanor charge after a young pit bull was found tied to a tree near the Putnam Humane Society, officials say.
Members of the Putnam County SPCA conducted an investigation and arrested Joseph Gallo-Kappus in connection with the March 15 incident, according to a statement released Thursday morning.
The defendant is due April 23 in Carmel Justice Court to answer the animal abandonment charge.
Additional details about the discovery, and the dog—a tan colored male—were not immediately available.
Editor's note: The SPCA provided this information. It does not indicate a conviction.