Bloemfontein – A case of animal abuse has been opened against a 43-year old Free State man who left his dog for dead, allegedly because he couldn't stand the animal.According to the Bloemfontein SPCA, the man tied a nylon rope so tightly around the dog's neck that it physically carved into the skin of the animal.It was found with the rope tied around its neck and attached to a washing pole."The dog was already busy rotting," the SPCA said in a statement."In some places maggots were already visible."The dog was confiscated from the man who allegedly said he did it because he could not stand the dog.The dog was taken to a vet where it is currently undergoing intensive treatment.The SPCA said that it was unacceptable for a human to treat an animal this way."This is a typical case of wilful animal abuse and the man needs to be brought before a court."