(CBS) — A Glendale Heights couple is facing animal cruelty charges after a dog froze to death when it was left outside on a porch at a Northlake home.

Jonathan Flores-Barona, 26, and his wife, Monica Alanas, 21, were charged with misdemeanor cruel treatment to an animal, according to Northlake police.

Monica Alanas, 21, left; Jonathan Flores-Barona, 26. (Northlake Police)

The dog was left outside on Dec. 28 after the couple had an argument, leading Flores-Barona to take Alanas’s belongings and the dog to her family’s home in Northlake, police said. The next morning, the year-and-a-half-old pet was found frozen to death after being left on the porch overnight.

Both were scheduled to appear in court Feb. 20 in Maywood.

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