A 23-year-old Lawrence man was arrested early Wednesday morning at Lawrence Memorial Hospital on a charge of animal cruelty.
Lawrence police spokeswoman Kim Murphree said an anonymous caller reported a dog squealing and lying on the ground in the 800 block of Michigan Street. Animal control officers responded just after 1:30 a.m. and found a yelping dog, which was unable to stand because of a plastic tie, or flex cuff, tied around its back legs.
The dog also did not have any food, water or shelter. Animal control workers removed the plastic tie from the dog, which did not suffer any broken bones, Murphree said.
Police then received a report of a man being treated at LMH for a dog bite. They interviewed the man and arrested him.
The man was booked in Douglas County Jail and released on a $750 bond.