Glendale police arrested a man after witnesses reported he beat and tortured a 12-week-old puppy in front of an entire neighborhood.
On Wednesday, several people told police they saw a man abusing a dog near 69 th Avenue and Greenway.
"Punching it, kicking it, throwing it against the asphalt on its head," said Dominic Carrasco.
Carrasco was riding his bicycle when he said he saw a man beating his dog while walking in the street.
Charlene Busby said she saw the same thing and could hear the dog crying from inside of her home.
"You could hear the dog yelping and crying. It's not pleasant to watch or hear," said Busby.
Neighbors also reported seeing the owner throw the dog over a 3 foot fence.
The dog has several cuts to his leg and face as well as a bump on his head.
After police examined the dog, a police report showed the dog also had signs of heat exhaustion and had bloodshot eyes.
Glendale police charged the dog's owner, Cody Anderson, with animal cruelty after a neighbor called police to report the abuse.
"Don't be afraid to call 911. Report it. Save a dog's life," said Carrasco.
Because someone called police, Carrasco feels the puppy was given a second chance.
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