Calif. boy arrested for hanging his dog

Oct. 29, 2012 at 10:47 PM
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SALINAS, Calif., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Police in central California said they booked a 12-year-old boy into juvenile hall on a felony charge after he allegedly killed his own pet dog.

The youth was arrested by Salinas police when they responded to a 911 call and found the terrier mix dog hanging by its collar from a door handle.

Police said the boy told officers, "I was mad at the dog so I killed it," and that he wanted to see the animal die.

The Californian in Salinas said officers reported the boy showed no remorse for his alleged actions and arrested him on a charge of felony cruelty to an animal.

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