A boy in Naples, New York has been arrested and charged with felony animal cruelty on Thursday after a humane officer from the Ontario County Humane Society alleged the boy threw a small dog down a flight of stairs.
According to 13WhamNews, the Ontario County Humane Society in cooperation with the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office, had been notified of the incident which occurred on September 18. The youngster has been charged with intentionally throwing a three-year-old Chihuahua down a flight of stairs; the boy did not live at the home.
The dog was rushed to a local veterinarian where he was diagnosed with a brain injury and trauma from the fall. Although his prognosis initially was unknown, the dog has since been released back to his owner.
The boy’s name and age have not been released; he faces felony aggravated animal cruelty charges.
(Photo is not the dog involved in case)
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