Shocking Video: Man throws puppy over fence, breaking its leg
OKEECHOBEE, Fla. (CBS12) —
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The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office made an arrest in an animal abuse investigation in which a puppy suffered a broken leg.
The investigation began on January 3 when a man in a Ford pickup truck pulled up to the Animal Control facility at the Sheriff's Office and tossed a puppy over the 6-foot fence.
The 6-month-old puppy needed surgery to repair her broken leg.
The Sheriff's Office shared a photo of the possible suspect to the media. Days later, they had a man in custody, thanks to a tip from the community.
The suspect is identified as 34-year-old Jorge Samuel Hernandez. Detectives said he gave a fake name at the time of his arrest.
Jenny the puppy is being cared for at Nalas New Life Rescue and is recovering.