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Case ID: 19537
Classification: Choking / Strangulation / Suffocation
Animal: dog (non pit-bull)
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Drugs or alcohol involved
Animal was bound
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Thursday, Mar 29, 2012

County: Oakland

Disposition: Alleged

Alleged: Name Undisclosed

61-year-old Troy woman was arrested for animal cruelty and assault and battery after being accused of dragging a puppy on a leash and later swinging the puppy through the air when a concerned citizen confronted her.

The incident occurred around 1:15 p.m. Thursday near Maple and Livernois. A witness told police that the woman was walking a larger dog and dragging a small brown puppy.

The witness got out of her car to ask the woman why she was dragging the puppy, prompting the woman to begin telling profanities. The witness attempted to grab the puppy, at which point the woman began swinging the puppy on its leash, police said.

The witness eventually took the puppy and ran into a nearby office building, where employees locked the doors and called 911.

Police determined the woman was intoxicated and found the puppy's paws were bleeding.

Oakland County Animal Control took both dogs and are providing medical treatment for the puppy.

The suspect was released pending issuance of a warrant.


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