The suspects, Robert Daniel Kiddy, 23 and Susan Laverne Williams Kiddy, 29 could face from one to ten years in prison for the crime if convicted.
The couple, apparently separated, lived at different addresses, and the dog was left under Susan Kiddy's care.
Both suspects were arrested and placed in the Autauga Metro Jail on $15,000 bonds.
The cruelty charge is a Class C felony.
PHOTO SOURCE: Prattville Police Department