BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - Beaumont police say a man who owns pit bulls faces charges after an elderly neighbor's poodle was found dead with his two dogs.
A witness told police that the suspect tossed the small black poodle to his chained pit bulls.
A police officer who responded Sunday to a report of a dog attack found the mangled remains of the poodle named Bullet.
A police statement says an animal control officer seized the two pit bulls and the remains of the poodle, described as being arthritic and not able to walk very far.
The owner told police that she had let the poodle out minutes before the attack.
A 30-year-old neighbor faces a charge of cruelty to nonlivestock animals, which is a state fail felony.
Information from: KFDM-TV, http://www.kfdm.com
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