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Pulaski County Puppy's Tail and Ears Cut Off

By: Tamara Evans Email
By: Tamara Evans Email

WE WARN YOU, THE ATTATCHED VIDEO WITH THIS STORY HAS GRAPHIC PHOTOS.

Michael Salyers tells 27 Newsfirst, he got a 6-week-old puppy Wednesday from someone giving them away, and he decided to cut its ears and tail off changing how it looked.

Salyers admits to the crime and says he thought the cuts would eventually heal.

Salyers was immediately taken to jail when Science Hill police were notified of the crime. They say he tried to cut the puppy's ears and tail off with a knife, and when it didn't work he used scissors instead.

Salyers is now behind bars at the Pulaski County Detention Center, charged with Animal Cruelty. He will appear in court next Thursday.

Doctors from the Somerset Animal Hospital say the puppy is now recovering and is expected to be just fine.

Salyers faces a tougher penalty if convicted of abusing the puppy because of another abused dog from Pulaski County named Romeo, that was beaten on tape by his owner.

Under Romeo's Law, dog or cat torture is considered a felony and those convicted could face up to five years in prison.


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