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SPOKANE, Wash. -

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A Spokane County man is facing animal cruelty charges by the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS).

45-year-old Miguel Lazcano-Mellado is facing second-degree animal cruelty charges for keeping his dog tethered with a pronged collar embedded into its neck.

Lazcano-Mellado said the animal had been kept on his property for about three or four months. He said one month ago, the dog escaped, and he put the pronged collar on the dog because it was escaping and tearing boards off his fence.

The dog's collar had to be surgically removed by a veterinarian. The dog is expected to have a full recovery and will be available for adoption after its wounds heal. 

The charges Lazcano-Mellado is facing can by punishable by up to 365 days in jail as well as a $5,000 fine. 

Nancy Hill, the Regional Director of SCRAPS, says that when it comes to behavioral issues with pets, owners need to be humane when working on fixing the problem. 

"It takes time, but it's part of being a responsible pet owner," she said.

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