A Reily Township man will appear in court later this week to face animal cruelty charges. 36 year old David Neanover allegedly let his 2 year old doberman pinscher "Lou" starve at his home on the 6500 block of Main Street. Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones says the dog was severely emaciated after being left without food or water. The dog was also covered in open sores all over his body, and he had an ulcer on his tounge which made it tough for him to eat. Lou was also so hungry, he resorted to eating rocks. The Animal Friends Humane Society valiantly tried to save the dog, but he passed away over the weekend. Animal rights activists plan to protest before Neanover's appearance in Area One Court in Oxford on Thursday at 10:00am.