Troopers charge Walworth man after puppy thrown from porch railing

A Walworth man is charged after State Police say a puppy was thrown from a porch railing and bled to death.

This story comes to us from our news partners at The Times of Wayne County.

Troopers say Austin Decker, 19, was arrested Thursday for an incident that happened in December. They say a four-month-old pit bill/shepherd mix puppy was thrown from a porch railing of a residence. Troopers found the puppy whimpering outside.

Decker was arrested following a review of text messages, as well as interviews with neighbors.

He has been charged under the Agriculture and Markets Law of overdriving, torturing and injuring animals; failure to provide proper sustenance and is due in court on April 2.

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