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Dog suffers critical brain injury after being thrown down stairs by boy in Naples

A boy was arrested and charged with felony animal cruelty after Ontario County Humane Society officers said he threw a dog down a flight of stairs in Naples.

The Ontario County Humane Society worked with the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office after being alerted to an alleged animal cruelty incident.

On September 18, deputies said a juvenile boy intentionally threw a 3-year old Chihuahua dog down 5-6 stairs at a home in Naples. The boy did not live at the home.

After being taken to a local veterinarian, the dog was determined to have suffered a brain injury from the trauma of the fall. The dog was in critical condition, but was treated and has since been released back to its owner.

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