A man was arrested after he allegedly used a battery pack to get the dog off a leash in a North Carolina town, police said.
The dog was left unattended in a backyard of a townhouse on Monday morning.
The dog had been left alone for about four hours.
Police said a man in the neighborhood reported that the dog had barked at him.
He grabbed a metal leash, and the dog was taken by the police department to a vet.
Police said the dog’s owner had called the police on Monday night.
Officers found the battery pack in the man’s vehicle and found him guilty of animal cruelty.
The charges carry a possible sentence of up to six months in jail.