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North Carolina man accused of cutting off his dog’s ears

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Jerome Johnson

WINTERVILLE, N.C. — A North Carolina man is accused of cutting off his dog’s ears.

WNCT reported that Jerome Johnson, 19, has been jailed on charges of felony animal cruelty for maiming and deforming an animal.

The crime allegedly happened last month and the suspect was arrested and charged on Thursday. He was jailed under a $53,000 bond.

Pitt County Animal Control took and treated the dog which is now in custody of the Pitt Friends non-profit group, according to WNCT.

The dog is doing well, according to his foster guardian. Anybody interested in adopting Rourke can call Jennifer with Pitt Friends at (919) 357-3423.