DeSoto Man Arrested For Cruelty To Animals

Austin York
July 06, 2018 - 2:08 pm
Paige Franklin

Credit: DeSoto Police Department

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DESOTO (1080 KRLD) - Police have arrested a man after finding a dead puppy in a dumpster.

Officers were called to the 900 block of North Hampton road, after a security camera caught a man in a dumpster who appeared to be stomping and kicking something.

When police examined the scene, a small brown puppy was found deceased inside the dumpster. It had severe wounds to its head, and Sergeant David Williams with police says the puppy didn't even have all its teeth yet.

"When we got out there, it was shocking to see the damage the suspect had caused to this poor dog," Williams says.

The man, Paige Franklin, was arrested for Cruelty to Animals, a third degree felony.

The puppy was taken by animal control to a near-by animal hospital for a necropsy