CASS COUNTY, Ill. (KHQA) — A man from Virginia, Ill., is behind bars accused of torturing an animal.
On Wednesday, Cass County Sheriff’s deputies were called to an address in the city of Virginia for a report of animal neglect.
The caller reported a man was using an object to beat a German Shepard outside of his home, the Cass County Sheriff's Office said.
During the investigation, deputies say they found evidence to support the allegation. Additionally, investigators said they discovered additional evidence that other mistreatments of the dog had happened days before.
After an investigation, Enrique Rangel, 24 was arrested and is facing charges for animal torture and depiction of animal cruelty.
"It’s simple folks if you are not willing to properly care for your pets DONT HAVE A PET!!!!!!!!!!," Cass County Sheriff Devron Ohrn wrote on a Facebook post.
Rangel is in the Morgan County Jail.