Demetrius Wells, a Maryland man, has been charged with animal cruelty after authorities said he failed to seek medical care for his dog.
In November, a veterinarian diagnosed Wells’ pit bull with glaucoma and told him that the dog would suffer great pain if he wasn’t treated.
The veterinarian referred Wells to doctors who could treat his dog, but he said he could not afford the treatment and failed to treat the dog’s glaucoma.
In December, Wells’ dog was euthanized by animal control officers because the pit bull was in severe pain.
Wells was charged with animal cruelty and failing to provide necessary veterinary care.