Man charged after choking a dog outside of a Jewel Osco

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR HUMANE SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL - Walter peers out from his open kennel on Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team's Disaster Relief and Transport Trailer, after his rescue from a South Korean dog meat farm by Humane Society International (HSI) on Sunday, March 26, 2017, in New York. HSI reached an agreement with the farmers to permanently close the farm and fly all the dogs to the United States for adoption. This is the seventh dog meat farm the organization has closed in South Korea so far, saving more than 800 dogs as part of its campaign across Asia to end the killing of dogs for consumption. (Andrew Kelly/AP Images for Humane Society International)

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A sad event reportedly took place outside of a Jewel Osco on Saturday.

Jaroslaw Kowalkowski is accused of beating a dog, choking it and dragging it across the ground outside of a Jewel Osco according to DNA Info. He was charged with aggravated cruelty to animals.

They reported that police officers responded to the scene after a witness reported the man “choking an animal to death.”

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The event took place Saturday afternoon, the day that tied for the hottest day of 2017 in Chicago. The day peaked at 95 degrees.

The dog was experiencing heat exhaustion, among other health issues, according to DNA Info. It had to be euthanized.

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