Man charged with animal cruelty after allegedly taking dogs for ride
A man has been charged with aggravated animal cruelty for allegedly taking his dogs for a ride and allowing them to graze on a sidewalk.
According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, an officer was patrolling a neighborhood around 8 p.m.
Monday when he saw the dogs playing on the sidewalk.
When he tried to stop them, the man reportedly approached and grabbed one of the dogs by the leash and dragged it along the sidewalk, the Hillsboro Times reported.
When he was eventually arrested, deputies said the man told them he would be taking his children to the park and was in the process of picking them up when he realized he had no one there.
The man is charged with felony animal cruelty and could face up to six months in jail.