ADAM HOWARD witnessed while repeatedly punching and striking his defenseless puppy

- Florida, USA -

On Saturday, August 28, Interim Chief of the Panama City Police Department Mark Smith, was headed to the PCPD station in response to a reported incident when he witnessed a transient punching a puppy in the head.

According to a news release by the PCPD, the transient was walking along the 2100 block of Lisenby Avenue when Interim Chief Smith saw him striking the defenseless furbaby.

Interim Chief Smith turned around and confronted the individual identified as ADAM HOWARD.

HOWARD “had been observed hitting his 4-month-old dog in the head three times with a closed fist”, stated the news release.

While Interim Chief Smith was on the scene, a second witness arrived and stated he had seen HOWARD hit and drag the dog in the past.

HOWARD was arrested and booked into the Bay County Jail on one count of animal cruelty.

Interim Chief Smith personally took charge of the puppy until Animal Control could be contacted.

No additional details have been released at this time and the PCPD is urging anyone who has information about this case to call (850) - 872 - 3100. Thank you!

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