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Amsterdam man charged with mutilating pit bull terrier

Amsterdam man charged with mutilating pit bull terrier

An Amsterdam man has been arrested on a misdemeanor related to the mutilated dog found on Prospect S

An Amsterdam man has been arrested on a misdemeanor related to the mutilated dog found on Prospect Street, police said.

Orlando Rodriguez, 21, of 84 Prospect St., has been charged with cruelty to animals, a misdemeanor, and improper disposal of an animal, a violation.

The police investigation connected Rodriguez to the body of a mixed-breed pit bull terrier found earlier this week wrapped in plastic and rags at the rear of 82 Prospect St.

The animal’s paws and tail had been severed and burns had been marked on its torso.

Rodriguez was arraigned and ordered held on $2,000 bail.

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