A Wylie, Texas man faces animal cruelty charges for the alleged abuse of his Boxer puppy. Wylie Police Department officers arrested Andrew Callaway, 27, after witnesses claimed to have seen him “stomping” on and then “throwing” the puppy making the pooch cry out in pain.
According to the Dallas News, Callaway was arrested on Sunday after an investigation into the May 2 incident occurring at his home on E. Oak Street. Animal Control and the police were able to obtain a seizure warrant to have the puppy named Diesel examined by a veterinarian. When the puppy was brought to the Richardson Animal Shelter, the veterinarian staff found several fractures to the dog’s back legs and hips. Diesel will require surgery in the next few weeks.
Callaway was booked into the Collin County Jail. He has been charged with cruelty and torture to a non-livestock animal. He was released from the Collin County Jail after posting $15,000 bail later that day. Callaway has a history of arrests for drug charges during the last several years. If found guilty of animal cruelty charges, he could face from six months to two years in jail.
(Photos of Wylie dog owner and Diesel via Wylie Police Department)
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