Arrest Made in Hagerstown Animal Cruelty Case


Published 12/10 2013 11:30PM

Updated 12/11 2013 11:41AM

Hagerstown, Md. -  Officials say an arrest was made Tuesday evening in connection to a severe case of animal abuse involving a Chihuahua who was severely burned.

The case started the day before Thanksgiving, when they got a call from a man who found the dog hiding and crying under a bush in City Park.  The dog, who officials with the Humane Society of Washington County called Kyus, had burns to more than 40 percent of his body.

Despite their best efforts, Kyus had to be put down.

Officials have not yet released the name of the person who has been arrested, but say he is facing eight counts of aggravated animal cruelty, along with three misdemeanor counts of animal negligence. He is being held at the Washington County Detention Center.

Officials from the humane society have extended a huge "thank you" to everyone who reached out and helped find justice for Kyus.

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