Witness who found severely emaciated pit bull turns out to be dog's owner

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Vincent Currie turns out the be the owner of a severely emaciated dog he claims he found dumped in an alley. Vincent Currie turns out the be the owner of a severely emaciated dog he claims he found dumped in an alley.
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

A dog owner has been charged with animal cruelty and making a false police report after he reporting finding the pit bull he allegedly left to die in a Wichita alley

The pit bull was left in the alley in the 1800 block of North Arkansas in the early morning hours of October 9. A witness reported that he saw a blue or dark colored van drop off a dog and leave.

Officer Charley Davidson said Tuesday that investigators learned the original 911 caller was the dog's owner.

"This led to further investigation, which led to charges of misdemeanor animal cruelty and making a false police report," Officer Davidson said. "The suspect will be appearing in court."

A police report lists the reporting party as Vincent Currie. KAKE News interviewed Currie after police reported the incident. He said he was awakened by the sound of a neighbor dog's bark and found the emaciated dog.

"I could feel every single bone inside of her body. It was heartbreaking," Currie said during the interview. 

Now, police are searching for him to face charges. 

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The dog, Aayda, is doing much better and is getting healthy, Officer Davidson said.

"This was great work by the Wichita Police Department investigators, and we thank everybody in the community, all the members of the community, who engaged in the investigation and provided information to us."

The police department reminds pet owners who are having difficulties in caring for an animal to call a local vet for guidance and/or assistance. You can also call the Kansas Humane Society at (316) 524-9196 or Wichita Police Department animal services at (316) 350-3360. 

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