Police: Dog has internal bleeding after man repeatedly kicked it, threw it across the room

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CAMAS, Wash. – A man repeatedly kicked his girlfriend’s dog and threw it across the room Thursday night, Camas police said.

Officers responded to a report of animal abuse in the 100 block of Southeast Zenith Street in Camas at 7:15 a.m. They say the dog owner’s sister called in to report the incident.

Police learned the dog owner’s boyfriend Dustin R. Hadley, 20, had beaten the miniature dachshund around noon Thursday and the dog owner witnessed the abuse.

Hadley told police the dog’s barking woke him up so he kicked the small dog repeatedly and threw it across the room.

The dog’s owner waited 6 hours to take the dog to the veterinarian. She didn’t give police an explanation as to why she waited so long.

The veterinarian determined the dog had internal bleeding and was bleeding from its rectum.

The owner took the dog home from the veterinarian at 11:30 p.m. The dog was still alive, but police said it was in rough shape.

Police say Hadley had also broken his girlfriend’s phone on Tuesday.

He was booked in the Clark County Jail on charges of malicious mischief and first-degree animal cruelty.

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