Sabeno Martinez-Perez has been charged with animal cruelty after police say he threw a puppy into the water, let it drown, revived it, and then threw the puppy in the water again.
It happened Thursday in the beach area of Lake Broward, in Pomona Park near Jacksonville.
Witnesses tell police that when the dog appeared lifeless Martinez would perform mouth to mouth and beat on the puppy’s chest and reviving the puppy. They say he also was swinging the puppy by her neck and legs and throwing her against the pole securing the floating dock.
When police arrived and ordered Martinez out of the water they say he swam towards the deputy dragging the puppy underwater. The deputy told him to lift the dog from the water and he ignored her and when he go closer to the deputy he picked the puppy up by her front legs, swung her in front of him and shook her vigorously.
Martinez was placed under arrest.
Animal Services officer were called to care for the puppy and say as of Friday morning she appeared to be doing well.
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