Coventry man arrested on animal cruelty charges

Tyson, the boxer puppy was allegedly beaten by a Coventry man (RISPCA)

A Coventry man is under arrest on charges he caused severe injury to a then- 11-week-old puppy back in August.

According to the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Eduardo Garcia, 27, allegedly beat a boxer puppy named Tyson, fracturing humerus and inflicting head trauma.

The puppy was treated at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists in East Greenwich; the vet’s office says Tyson’s injuries were consistent with blunt force trauma.

The penalty for animal cruelty includes five years and a fine of up to $1,000.

Stay with NBC 10 News as we learn more about the case.

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