Phil Stanley Storey, 52 of Rome, was arrested this week after reports said he abandoned a dog that was later found to be in deplorable condition.

Reports stated that the dog was emaciated with ribs, backbone, and pelvic bones easily visible with no palpable fat and moderate muscle atrophy.  The dog suffered from flea infestation and a yeast infection in open wounds on its ears.

Storey is charged with aggravated cruelty to animals.