MERIDEN — A city man faces charges after police said he abused a puppy last weekend, causing a broken leg as a result of the incident.
Garrett Calvo, 25, was arrested on Thursday and charged with cruelty to animals. He was released on $75,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court on Dec. 28.
On Sunday, a Camp Street resident reported an incident of animal abuse to police, according to police spokesman Sgt. Darrin McKay. The resident said Calvo, who was living in the his home at the time, called the resident saying the his puppy was injured.
The resident called his girlfriend, who was in a different area of the home, to check on the puppy, McKay said. The girlfriend found the Chihuahua puppyc with a broken leg and took it to a veterinarian.
The resident reviewed footage from security cameras inside the home and saw Calvo grab the puppy in an aggressive manner by the neck, McKay said. The puppy was either thrown or fell from a couch, and was seen limping away.