Man facing charge after dog found alone in Youngstown home with no food, running water

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Two of the dogs died, while a third dog survived

Mark Lariccia of youngstown who's indicted for cruelty to companion animals

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A Mahoning County grand jury indicted a Youngstown man on a cruelty to companion animals charge.

In May, the Animal Charity found that 58-year-old Mark Lariccia left his dogs in a house with no food or running water, according to the prosecutor’s office. Prosecutors said it happened at a house on Colby Avenue in Youngstown.

Two of the dogs died, while a third dog survived and was seized by Animal Charity.

"Annie" seized from a home on Colby in Youngstown
Annie, the dog who survived.

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