BETTENDORF, Iowa (WQAD) -- Two people are being charged with animal neglect after bringing a malnourished dying dog to King's Harvest Animal Rescue last month.
Bettendorf Police arrested 38-year-old Dennis Terrell Stewart this week for animal neglect. They've also served a warrant for his wife 39-year-old Vanessa Bruyntjens. Police say the two didn't provide proper medical care to their dog King, who developed a twisted stomach.
Stewart took his dog to King's Harvest when the pit bull stopped eating, saying he had found the malnourished dog in Scott County Park. The dog had cuts and bruises and was underweight. Vet's tried to save him but he died from internal bleeding.
They now face misdemeanor charges.