Police announced on Tuesday a woman has been arrested in the case of a neglected dog who was found emaciated in a Des Moines apartment yesterday.

Alexandria Byron, 26 of Des Moines is facing animal neglect charges.

On Monday we told you about a dog named Kal who was found by Animal Rescue League officers. ARL staff found the Great Dane in a wire cage with no food or water. The Great Dane weighing only 44 pounds, was immediately taken to the ARL Emergency Care Team for treatment. You can read more about the story here.

emaciated Great Dane
Kal, a Great Dane rescued by an Animal Rescue League of Iowa officer/ARL photo

The staff there posted on the ARL Facebook page saying Kal had no muscle mass and was so dehydrated and emaciated, that his head and eyes were sunken in. The care team started the dog on IV fluids and began a treatment plan to get him healthy again. 

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The investigation continues. You can keep up with how Kal's doing at the Animal Rescue League's website and Facebook page.

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