Ray Emmanuel Potter, 24 of Dimondale has been charged in 54A District Court with misdemeanor animal abandonment. Potter was charged in the case pertaining to the dog referred to as Tatiana who was left in a hidden wooded area with her feet bound with tape and her muzzle taped shut in freezing temperatures. Her body was frozen to the ground when she was discovered by a man walking his dogs. Potter was in a relationship with the owner of the dog.
Potter faces additional unrelated felony charges of larceny and writing bad checks. He is currently in the Ingham County jail. Tatiana is in foster care but cannot be adopted until the courts decide her fate. Her previous owner has refused to relinquish her for adoption.