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Cleveland Police rescue abused dog

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The pup is expected to make a full recovery. (Source: Cleveland Police) The pup is expected to make a full recovery. (Source: Cleveland Police)
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Peris Rice (Source: Cleveland Police) Peris Rice (Source: Cleveland Police)

Cleveland Police responded to call for a man beating a dog in the area of East 138th Street and Harvard Avenue, around 2:30 a.m. June 15. 

When they arrived, a witness had the dog, and he said he saw a man beating the dog with a leather belt. In addition, the man was hitting the dog in the face with a brick and choking it. 

The witness was able to convince the man to hand him the dog. The dog had injuries to his face, legs, and paws. Officers said he jumped right into their car. 

During the investigation, the officers were able to identify the suspect, Peris Rice, and obtain a warrant for his arrest. 

Peris was arraigned Thursday morning in Cleveland Municipal Court. He pleaded not guilty to animal cruelty charges. 

The dog was treated by VCA Great Lakes Vet Specialists and was then adopted by Patrol Officer Brandon Melbar. Costs for the treatment and follow-up care will be paid for by Badges for Bullies. If you want to donate, contact them HERE

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