RIDGWAY TOWNSHIP – A Johnsonburg couple is facing animal cruelty and neglect charges.
According to Ridgway-based state police, Ian Benson, 48, and Amy Benson, 42, moved out of their residence in Ridgway Township, Elk County.
State police say the couple left behind their dog for approximately three months, and it was without “adequate shelter, food or water.”
Upon further investigation, it was discovered that the dog had reportedly been sleeping on piles of garbage, and it also had “extremely protruding ribs, hip bones and vertebrae bones.”
State police say Ian and Amy Benson are facing charges through the Magisterial District Court 59-3-02.