URBANA — A Champaign man was charged on Thursday in connection with the alleged mistreatment of a dog.
Robert M. Dalton, 24, who listed an address in the 2600 block of Roland Drive, Champaign, pleaded innocent on Thursday to one misdemeanor count of failing to provide food or shelter for an animal.
According to a police report, Dalton allegedly put a dog out over night in 30-degree weather without food, water or adequate shelter.
Assistant State's Attorney Troy Lozar said that Dalton was arrested after the dog, which appeared to be malnourished, was found dead on Dec. 9.
Dalton was released on his own recognizance. Judge Tom Difanis set Dalton's next court appearance for Jan. 22.