Pittsburgh, PA – A West Virginia man is facing charges for abandoning a dog at the Pittsburgh International Airport on Thursday. According to the Allegheny County Police, 68-year-old David Mittelberger Sr. of Windsor Heights, West Virginia, was identified as the person who left the dog in the short-term parking garage prior to his flight.
The press release provides additional details about the incident:
Investigators believe Mittelberger was traveling to California, but our attempts to contact him have been unsuccessful. After consultation with the District Attorney’s office, we’ve filed charges against Mittelberger for abandonment of animals, neglect of animal, and cruelty to animals. These are summary offenses and will be sent via citation.
The dog, named Mikey, remains in the care of Animal Friends. Mikey has an active mouth infection and he requires significant dental care. The police are working with the state dog warden and Animal Friends to secure a court order to allow Mikey to receive proper care.
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