Fresno man faces animal cruelty charges

FRESNO, Calif. -- Cell phone photos allegedly revealed the way he was treating his dog.

Refugio Alvarez was charged with a felony, after his dog was found hanging in the bed of his truck at a local Pet Smart. The images were uploaded to social media, which caught the attention of detectives. A veterinarian examined the dog and found it was severely anemic and covered in thousands of ticks.

The suspect is scheduled to be arraigned this Friday. If convicted, he faces three years behind bars.