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WEST WARWICK â A West Warwick man was arrested and charged after he allegedly threw a dog into a fire.
Sgt. Scott Amaral told the Times that on April 7, the department was notified of a domestic dispute between Christopher Loranger, 35, of 65 Prospect Hill Ave. and a woman. During the argument, the family dog was barking, causing a ruckus, and because Loranger was arguing with the woman, he picked the dog up and threw him into the fire.
The dog was a Chihuahua and beagle mix and suffered burns to the hind legs. The dog was treated and police report that its injuries were non-life threatening. The case was referred to the West Warwick Animal Control to follow up and ensure the dog continues to receive proper medical condition.
âEvery once in a while, we will have a case like this and it usually stems around a domestic incident. The perpetrator is usually upset with someone else and ends up hurting the family pet,â said Amaral.
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