A neighbor called the dog warden and demanded an investigation on a dog for the mange after she saw him outside without fur. His fur was growing back after home-based treatment was started but the dog warden seized the dog without a warrant based on the fact that the dog's fur was not yet fully grown back. The owner was arrested on charges of cruelty and the dog seized. -- Is it illegal to treat a dog at home and how can the owner fight the charges? Is there a hearing that can result in the charges to be dropped by a judge?