Florida man accused of throwing young puppy against a wall and feeding her oatmeal

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A Florida man has been arrested, and is facing felony charges, for allegedly abusing an eight-week-old puppy named Ava. As reported by CBS Gainesville, the suspect is identified as 22-year-old Jeremiah Nelson of Gainesville.

Abused puppy, Ava

Nelson allegedly hurled Ava against a wall and made her live off of oatmeal and rice. A witness told the authorities that the puppy was sick and losing hair, and weight. Ava is now recuperating at Kourtney’s Hope for The Animals, who writes of the pup’s condition:

Ava was sick and had diarrhea. Little did we know, it was from the hit to her head! It was so hard it caused a concussion and the whole side of her face swell.

Nelson is facing a felony animal cruelty charge and was booked into the Alachua County Jail; Ava is recovering in a foster home and is doing well.

(Screenshots via CBS News)

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