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PD: Valley man arrested for abusing 6-month-old puppy

Posted at 10:34 PM, Aug 10, 2020

PHOENIX — Phoenix police say a Valley man has been arrested for abusing a 6-month-old puppy.

Authorities say on August 8, Phoenix police and the Arizona Humane Society opened a joint investigation after seeing video of a man, later identified as Jose Beltran, abusing the dog.

Officers and AHS personnel went to Beltran's home near 39th Avenue and Buckeye Road and found the puppy with a laceration to his neck.

The puppy was taken to the Humane Society for treatment. During the evaluation, it was discovered that the dog also had a broken rib and a punctured tongue.

Beltran was arrested and booked into jail for animal cruelty and failure to provide medical treatment.

The puppy is expected to make a full recovery.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.