Tempe man accused of severely beating puppy with metal rod January 6, 2017/36 Comments/in animal cruelty, Dogs, Pet Rescue, puppy /by Cheryl HannaA Tempe, Arizona man has been arrested and faces charges of felony animal cruelty for severely beating his three-month-old puppy with a metal rod. A neighbor reported hearing sounds resembling an animal in distress since November, but couldn’t pinpoint the location until this week when she located which apartment a puppy was howling in distress. According to Channel12News, police arrested Shundong Hu, 21, on Wednesday. The woman told police she witnessed Hu striking the Golden retriever puppy repeatedly with a metal rod while it remained in a metal cage. The pup suffered severe injuries including multiple skull and cheek fractures, lacerations, a broken tooth, wounds to his head and nose and swelling of both eyes. When police searched Hu’s apartment on Wednesday, they also found two cats – both had appeared to have been abused also. The cats were removed from the apartment and are currently being cared for with the puppy at the Arizona Humane Society. In a press release, the Tempe Police Chief Sylvia M. Moir thanked the witness and 1st Pet Veterinary Hospital Arizona & Humane society for caring for the puppy. The puppy is expected to recover. (Photos of puppy beaten with metal rod courtesy of Tempe Police Department) Follow the Pet Rescue Report on Facebook.