Tameka Smith, 23, is charged with moving from a home on Reed Avenue and allegedly abandoning her dog, Charlie, chained outside to starve to death.
The dog died from starvation and exposure to the cold.
Animal rights advocates have demonstrated at every court appearance by Smith. They want harsher penalties for cruelty to animals.
A trial date for the case will be set within 60 days.
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(WFMJ - Jan 30, 2016)