A Framingham man was arrested Friday night and charged with animal cruelty after he killed his dog, said police.
Douglas A. Coelho, 27, of 126 Beaver St. was to be arraigned in court today, Jan. 7.
There also is an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer on him, said Framingham Police Lt. Ron Brandolini.
The dog, a black Terrier-type, weighing just 7.5 pounds was found dead in a dumpster, by Coelho's roommate. He then called police.
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Coelho's roommate told police he saw Coelho throw the dog against a wall, said Brandolini.
Coehlo told police the dog had urinated on his bed.
Upset, Coelho told police he threw the dog and it hit a wall. The dog had a large lump on its head and was bleeding after hitting the wall. Coelho told police he gave the dog some Motrin.
Not wanting the dog to get on his bed again, Coelho told police he hog-tied the dog so he couldn't jump on anything, said Brandolini.
The dog seemed to be acting strangely, so Coelho gave the dog more medication and put him in a drawer overnight. The next morning, the dog was dead, explained Brandolini.
Police said Coelho had the dog for about a year, but the dog had never been to a veterinarian. It is unknown if the dog was licensed.