A man in Buffalo, New York, is facing charges after severely injuring his five-month-old puppy. As reported by WIVB News, 22-year-old Navier Rodriguez was charged with aggravated cruelty to animals and one count of overdriving, torturing and injuring animals; failure to provide proper sustenance, after multiple people witnessed him repeatedly throwing his puppy to the ground.
The incident happened near Front Park on April 7 – the puppy suffered multiple injuries including cuts and broken teeth. Sources report that the injured puppy was taken to the SPCA serving Erie County for veterinary treatment and care.
Rodriguez is due in court on June 28; he could face four years in prison if he is found guilty of the charges.
(Booking photo via WTVB News)
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