Baden woman charged with animal cruelty after dog dies from heatstroke


Baden woman charged with animal cruelty after dog dies from heatstroke

BADEN – A borough woman is facing animal cruelty charges after her dog died from complications from heatstroke.

Di Xiao, 29, is charged with a felony count of aggravated cruelty to animals – torture, a felony count of aggravated cruelty to animals – causing death, one misdemeanor count of cruelty to animals, and two misdemeanor counts of neglect to animals.

Court papers state at approximately 2:12 pm June 15, Baden police were called to 970 Collins Ave. for a dog complaint.

Upon arrival, police found a Siberian Husky dog ​​at the rear of the residence with a muzzle on, who was in extreme distress and lethargic, and had no shade or water.

This was when Xiao came out and took the muzzle off, when asked by police to do so, and attempted to give the dog water, but the dog was too tired to attempt to drink.

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