Devon

Plymouth man arrested after puppy injured

The puppy
Image caption Police said the cost of treatment was estimated to be between £1,500 and £1,800.

A puppy has had a leg amputated and may lose an eye after allegedly being dragged along a street in Plymouth.

A 21-year-old man from the Greenbank area of the city has been arrested on suspicion of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal.

Police said the alleged incident involving the Staffordshire bull terrier happened in Clifton Place on Monday.

The man has been bailed until next month.

Devon and Cornwall Police said the puppy, called Tia, was taken to the Veterinary Hospital in Estover with a broken right hind leg, damaged face and severe bruising.

Police said she required substantial medical treatment.

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