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Officials: Dog left outside without water reaches 114 degrees, dies after owner delayed vet help

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Julian Fowler (Source: Spartanburg Co. Detention) Julian Fowler (Source: Spartanburg Co. Detention)

The Spartanburg County Environmental Enforcement Department said a man is charged after a pit bull mix was found in extreme distress.

Officers said on July 5, they were called to a residence on Ethridge Point Drive in regards to a dog chained in extreme heat. When officers arrived on scene, they said the dog couldn't stand on its own, as panting heavily and dragging itself around on a tangled chain.

The dog had no access to shelter or water, officers said. The dog's body temperature was registered at 114 degrees.

Officers aid they attempted to render aid to the canine while waiting for the owner, 28-year-old Julian Carl Fowler, to arrive.

The department said Fowler was told to take the dog to a veterinarian, but he waited until the following day and the dog died at the vet's office.

Fowler is charged with ill treatment of animals due to the "extreme suffering" the animal experienced, officers said.

He was booked into the Spartanburg County Detention Center but later released on bond.

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