A Des Moines man is facing charges after police say he abandoned his dog and left it to die.
Fifty-four-year-old Michael Foley was charged with animal abuse and abandonment on Monday.
Police say he abandoned his dog Saturday near Echo Valley Country Club. The dog’s microchip led officers to Foley and his wife.
Foley reportedly told his wife he took the dog to the vet and it was euthanized.
It turns out the dog did have an infection on its back and was later euthanized.