No Charges Filed Following Discovery of Burnt Dog

By Alice Maggiore

May 1, 2012 Updated May 2, 2012 at 3:38 AM EDT

Wysox, PA (WBNG Binghamton) The owner of a dog turns himself in more than two months after the dog's carcass is found burned along a Pennsylvania riverbank.

The Bradford County Humane Society said no charges will be filed.

The Humane Society launched an animal cruelty investigation in late February, after the body of a dog was found burned along a river bank at the Wysox boat launch.

Its remains and other evidence from the scene were sent to a forensics lab.

Now, investigators say toxicology and pathology results show the dog was dead before it was set on fire.

In Pennsylvania, there is no law against burning a dead dog.