Cedar Rapids man arrested after throwing dog during argument
Here we go again. Another case of animal abuse.
According to a statement from the Cedar Rapids Police Department, a man was arrested after he threw out his dog he shared with his girlfriend during a fight. On Wednesday, June 30, Cedar Rapids Police responded to a disturbance call at Shamrock Condominiums in southwest Cedar Rapids. Upon arrival, police met Michael Constant, 21, who told them he “had lost his temper with his girlfriend and threw their five-pound Yorkshire Terrier against a wall or door in the hallway. from their apartment “. Constant also told officers he believed the dog was “seriously injured or dead” because it was not moving after being thrown.
The officers went inside the apartment to check on the dog and speak with Constant’s girlfriend. The 6-year-old terrier, named Princess, was thankfully still alive and lying on the bed, although she still had difficulty standing. He was also disoriented and may have suffered from neck pain. After being seen by a veterinarian, the dog actually had a buildup of fluid in the brain causing swelling and a “slipped or bulging disc”.
The Cedar Rapids Police Department arrested Constant on Tuesday July 6 for animal abuse. Animal care and control officers seized Princess and the puppy is recovering at the shelter.
I hate to see cases of animal abuse. Earlier this month, a man was arrested in Cedar Rapids after images were broadcast showing him violently assaulting his girlfriend’s dog on multiple occasions. At least arrests are made in these cases.
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