PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A Pittsburgh couple was arrested by police Tuesday after neighbors complained that their pit bull puppy appeared to be mistreated.
The 4-week-old puppy, described as shaking uncontrollably, was malnourished and suffering from hypothermia.READ MORE: Police: Central Catholic High School No Longer At Risk For Threat After Arrest Made Following Social Media Comments
Police said they thought the dog had been outside for a long period of time.
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The puppy is now recovering at Animal Friends.
Kamal Floyd and Mary Ann Austin were arrested at their home on Renwick Street in the Allentown neighborhood.
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