Ian Amburgey

Ian Amburgey

A North Vernon man is facing animal neglect charges after a maggot-infested Border Collie at his home had to be euthanized by animal control officers.

The North Vernon police are reporting that they received a tip about the pitiful living conditions of the dog on Hayden Pike. The tip reported that the dog was chained up in the back yard, with no food nor water and that it had an infected cut around its neck. Police found that the dog’s collar had begun cutting into the skin.

The dog’s owner, 23 year old Ian Amburgey, was arrested on the misdemeanor neglect charge.