DAVIE, Fla. - A Davie man was arrested Friday on animal cruelty charges for the death of a dog after police responded to a call of a man smoking drugs.
Dominick Slade Moses, 34, was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
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Police say Moses's roommate called saying he was acting "out of control" after taking drugs. When authorities arrived, they found Moses lying on the patio floor on top of a small, long-haired Dachshund puppy.
The dog, which had urinated and defecated on the patio, was found to be recently deceased by an animal control officler . When asked how he killed the dog, Moses replied, "I choked it."
The Davie Police Department says drug paraphernalia found at the scene revealed traces of crack cocaine and spice, a synthetic drug.
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