A Dallas, Texas, Animal Services Officer has been arrested and charged with animal cruelty for allegedly causing fatal injuries to a young kitten at the animal control facility. According to Fox 4 News, the man accused of the cruel behavior is identified as Officer Eric Pogue.
Officer Pogue came under scrutiny by the City after a four-week-old kitten died from injuries sustained from being “violently” thrown to the ground. Pogue is accused of throwing the kitten after the young feline allegedly bit him in April during the intake process. The kitten suffered traumatic head injuries after being thrown and died.
Animal Service Officer is facing repercussions
The animal services officer is currently on administrative leave, reported CBS DFW News. He is facing a third-degree felony charge of cruelty to non-livestock animals. The City has issued a statement following the officer’s arrest:
“Dallas Animal Services strives to provide quality service to all residents of Dallas and humane care for the approximately 32,000 animals that enter our facility each year. Cruelty of any type is not tolerated,”
(Screenshot via Fox 4 News)
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