Puppy Abuse Suspect Ordered Evaluation

A Pulaski County judge has ordered a man, charged in a bizarre case of animal cruelty, to have a psychiatric evaluation.

Science Hill police arrested Michael Salyers for allegedly cutting off his puppy's ears and tail.

Salyers has been charged with animal cruelty. Police say he used scissors to mutilate the dog. In a jailhouse interview he told us he just wanted to change the way his dog looked.

The judge will have to decide what happens next with the puppy. The veterinarian caring for the dog says there's been a huge outpouring from the community with people wanting to know how the dog is doing and how they can help.

The vet says the dog is healing well at this time.


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  • by Shelby Location: Lexington on Aug 5, 2009 at 09:48 PM
    I adopted her in early Feb. I named her Abbie. She's a great dog and the most adorable thing i've ever seen :)http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/photo.php?pid=1453780&id=599921233
  • by Renee Location: Southeast KY on Oct 31, 2008 at 05:49 AM
    How about using those scissors on him to alter his looks? There needs to be tougher laws for these people.
  • by amanda Location: somerset on Oct 30, 2008 at 03:59 PM
    this is the sweetest little puppy, how could anyone be so cruel. does anyone know where the puppy will go from here. it looks like the puppy is very content and is doing very well.

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