A Sahuarita, Arizona man faces two felony counts of animal cruelty after he allegedly beat his dog with a club and then tried to choke it to put the dog “down.” Brian Daniel, 70, was arrested on Monday telling police he decided to kill his ten-year-old pug because it hadn’t eaten in two weeks, and he couldn’t afford to take the dog to a veterinarian for treatment.
According to the Tucson News, Daniel beat the dog with a club and then choked it, before shoving it in a bag. Law enforcement officers later found the dog and when freed from the bag the animal was still alive. The emaciated dog staggered towards the rear of the residence. Sahuarita Animal Care and Control arrived and removed another healthy dog as well as the pug. Both are in the care of the Humane Society in Tucson. There have been no updates on the dog’s condition.
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