POSTED: Monday, August 1, 2011 - 3:47pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 9:04am
LAS CRUCES- A man is under arrested after severely injuring a puppy, causing it to need its leg amputated.
Cody Michael Carmack, 20, was arrested on a warrant today and is charged with one count of extreme cruelty to animals.
Police say Carmack got into an argument with a 21-year-old woman who was his roommate and the owner of the dog. The woman told police that Carmack got so angry that he kicked the 5-month-old puppy and then picked it up and slammed the dog against a metal bed frame.
Police learned that the puppy, a wirehair Terrier named Thor, yelped for about an hour.
A few days later the woman took the puppy and moved into a new apartment. A 38-year-old neighbor noticed that the dog was not using its right rear leg and offered to take ownership of the puppy.
The new owner took the puppy to a veterinarian’s office where he learned that the dog was suffering from a broken tibia and fibula, and that its leg would have to be amputated in order to save the puppy’s life.
The puppy underwent surgery on Friday and was expected to be released back to its new owner sometime this week.