DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A Dallas Animal Services officer is accused of animal cruelty.
Eric Pogue was arrested Wednesday after an investigation by the City for failure to follow procedure and violence against an animal.READ MORE: Texas Laws Going Into Effect January 18 Range From How Dogs Are Chained, To Transgender Student Athletes
In a statement, the City said Pogue violently threw a 4-week-old kitten after it bit him. The kitten suffered severe trauma during the incident and was non-responsive as a result.READ MORE: Synagogue Hostage-Taker Malik Faisal Akram Had Stayed In North Texas Area Shelters
Pogue is charged with cruelty to non-livestock animals, which is a third-degree felony. He was also placed on Administrative Leave.
Dallas Animal Services said cruelty of any type isn’t tolerated.MORE NEWS: Security Expert Shares 'Run, Hide, Fight' Guidance In Wake Of Colleyville Synagogue Hostage Situation