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Dallas Animal Services Officer Charged With Abusing 4-Week-Old Kitten

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    Dallas Animal Services Officer Charged With Abusing 4-Week-Old Kitten
    Dallas County Sheriff's Department
    Eric Pogue

    A Dallas Animal Services officer is charged with animal cruelty after allegedly throwing a kitten that had bitten him.

    Officer Eric Pogue was arrested Wednesday on a charge of cruelty to non-livestock animals, according to a City of Dallas news release.

    According to the release, Pogue, 53, was bitten on April 25 by a four-week-old kitten that had been taken in by animal services. Pogue then violently threw the kitten to the floor. The kitten suffered severe trauma and "was nonresponsive as a result," the statement read.

    Dallas Animal Services notified the SPCA of Texas and Dallas police, launching an animal cruelty investigation that placed Pogue on administrative leave.

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    Pogue was booked Wednesday afternoon into the Dallas County Jail and held on a $15,000 bond, online jail records show.

    No attorney information was listed for Pogue.

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