KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) -- A central Idaho man police say killed an English bulldog puppy by dragging it with a leash looped around its neck has been charged with cruelty to animals.
Ketchum Police Chief Dave Kassner says 46-year-old Matthew M. Muer was intoxicated and may not have realized the dog had stopped walking.
Kassner tells The Times-News that an officer directing traffic on Saturday heard a woman screaming that someone was dragging a puppy.
Kassner says the officer investigated and found the leash had looped around the dog's neck and cinched tight.
Kassner says the puppy was taken to a veterinarian's office where it died.