The West Bloomfield Police Department is pursuing animal cruelty charges against a man who allegedly harmed a friend’s dog.
The alleged incident occurred at a residence on Barrington Court on Sunday, Sept. 30 around 2 a.m.
The suspect, a 25-year-old White Lake Township man, was over at a friend’s house and alcohol was involved, according to the police report.
The woman who is the house’s primary resident told police she woke up at 2 a.m. and found the suspect standing next to her bed.
They had a discussion about him driving intoxicated and she offered to let him sleep on the couch.
He then left the house, but she soon walked outside and found her 9-year-old miniature pinscher dog cowering near its kennel.
She told police that she found the dog’s right rear leg dangling and broken and also found blood and diarrhea stains on the carpeting in the house, according to the police report.
She took the dog to a veterinarian the next day and it was determined that the dog had suffered trauma to its leg and right eye, as well as internal trauma.
The suspect was interviewed and the case will be sent to the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office for a review for possible animal cruelty charges.