BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A man in Supply was sentenced to 45 days in jail after being convicted of cruelty to animals.
According to the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office, the incident happened in November 2012.
Officials say Anthony Johnson, 21 of Supply, was accused of not feeding his pit bull properly, causing severe malnourishment.
A spokeswoman with the Sheriff's Office says the dog is recovering nicely in the care of a vet.
Johnson is appealing the case to Superior Court.