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Cops save beaten puppy buried alive in snow; owner arrested

Cruelty charges brought after NYC cops say they saved beaten puppy buried alive in a snowbank

Cops save beaten puppy buried alive in snow; owner arrested

NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York City man is facing animal cruelty charges after police say neighbors witnessed him beat his puppy and bury the dog alive in a snowbank.

The Daily News reports Saturday that Raul Cruz was also charged with weapons possession and torturing and not feeding an animal. He was released Friday night on $5,000 bail. Information on his attorney wasn't immediately available.

Sgt. Derek Mercado tells the paper officers responding to neighbors' calls had to dig the whimpering puppy named Hennessy out of a two-foot (60-centimeter) snow bank.

The 43-year-old Cruz was then arrested.

Court papers show a veterinarian treated the dog for skull, leg, rib and back fractures as well as lost teeth.

The paper says the dog is currently being cared for by the ASPCA.

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Information from: Daily News, http://www.nydailynews.com


Updated : 2021-09-27 06:03 GMT+08:00