Man charged with cruelty, abandonment of pet fish

A North Carolina man is facing charges after authorities say he failed to give his pet fish fresh water and food and left it behind when he was evicted

The 6-inch fish is being nursed back to health at an aquarium store.

Lt. Jerry Brewer says it's the county's first animal cruelty case involving a pet fish, but this "is a life like any dog or cat."