FAYETTE COUNTY (KDKA) — Police have filed charges Friday against a man accused of killing his neighbor’s dog.
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Michael Zadrozny now faces a felony charge of aggravated cruelty to animals, causing death.
The family says Otto, a 3-year-old Shiloh Shepherd, was killed after getting loose and running out of their home’s back yard one night in late February.
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The family searched the area that night with no luck but found Otto dead on the hill behind the home the following morning.
Otto’s owner, Paul Zuro, said police officers followed a blood trail from Otto’s body to a yard belonging to Zadrozny.
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The dog’s owners told KDKA they are relieved and praying that justice is served.
#BREAKING: New criminal charges filed in Fayette County against a man, accused of killing his neighbors dog nearly 8 months ago.
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