Man charged with extreme animal cruelty
February 16, 2019 09:21 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - According to court documents obtained by KOB, Gabriel Salaz was watching a puppy for friends so they could surprise their kids on Christmas.
Salaz told the couple that the puppy, named Dallas, had run away.
Then, in late December, a good Samaritan saw Salaz beating the dog in a parking lot and brought Dallas to the Route 66 Animal Clinic.
The 5-month-old puppy suffered a concussion and hemorrhaging.
Salaz was eventually charged with extreme cruelty to animals, a fourth-degree felony, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
On Saturday, a judge ordered him to be released to pretrial services.
"Obviously the allegations are concerning. I do think that Mr. Salaz could benefit from pretrial services so I'm going to place him on pretrial services supervision," ______ said.
His next court date has not been scheduled yet.
Updated: February 16, 2019 09:21 PM
Created: February 16, 2019 08:00 PM
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