JERSEY CITY - Police say a Jersey City resident is likely facing charges after a dog died in a metal cage on a hot tar roof on Friday without food or water.

Jersey City Animal Control took photos of the Yorkie while it was in the metal cage, but was unable to retrieve the dog in time to save it.

Authorities say the owners eventually cooperated, letting them retrieve the dog from the roof after it had died. Officials also say the owners admitted that they put the dog on the roof so neighbors wouldn't be bothered by its barking.