MARION OAKS, Fla. (AP) — A north Florida man has been charged with killing three Chihuahua puppies following an argument with his girlfriend.
The Marion County Sheriff's Office reports that a deputy responded to a home Wednesday after a 911 hang-up call. A woman at the home said everything was fine. The deputy reported seeing a dead puppy on the living room floor, and the woman said her boyfriend, who was not there, had thrown the animal down.
The Ocala Star-Banner reports that another deputy found two other dead puppies, one under the kitchen counter and another under the couch. Two other puppies were found alive in the bathroom, and the mother was found in the backyard.
Deputies tracked down 20-year-old Tayon L. Alexander and charged him with three counts of animal cruelty. He was being held on $6,000 bail.