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Animal Cruelty Arrest

Animal Cruelty Arrest

Tampa, Fla.-(970 WFLA)-Hillsborough deputies have arrested a man for picking his dog up by the neck and smashing the pit bull mix into a concrete floor.

Deputies also say 24 year-old Christopher Justin Mendez tossed a concrete block at his dog at his home on Citrus Pointe Drive.  Investigators say they got a tip that Mendez was abusing the three year-old dog with the intent to cause "Spike" pain.

Hillsborough Animal Services has removed "Spike" and a 10 week-old pit bull puppy from the residence. Animal services says "Spike" suffered from a hematoma on his head.


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