In Wood River, Illinois, a 22-year-old live-in boyfriend was arrested on Monday for holding a puppy under running water after authorities responded to a disturbance at a Colonial Drive home. Tavian A. Snead has been charged with aggravated animal cruelty and domestic battery.
According to the Tribune Ledger News, a neighbor called police about the disturbance. When officers from the Wood River Police Department arrived, they were told the dispute began when Snead became upset with the small dachshund puppy and held the dog under running water. That led to the domestic battery situation with Snead’s live-in boyfriend.
“Officers observed injuries to the victim, and saw the dog was lethargic,” reported Wood River Police Chief Brad Wells. “The dog was taken to an animal hospital for treatment. Snead was taken into custody at the scene.”
Snead’s bond was set at $40,000. He has since left jail.
The puppy is expected to recover.
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