FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — An Oklahoma man is accused of beating his girlfriend’s dog and leaving the animal under her bed last summer, according to a probable cause affidavit.
Fayetteville police on Saturday (Nov. 11) arrested Mason Pitts, 24, of Ponca City, Okla., in connection with aggravated animal cruelty, a Class D felony.
Pitts’ girlfriend came home May 10 to find her Corgi suffering from a collapsed lung and a fractured femur, according to the affidavit.
A vet who examined the dog first thought it had been hit by a car, telling police the animal suffered multiple blows.
Pitts, who was alone all day with the dog, told his girlfriend the dog tried to bite him and he kicked it out of anger.
Pitts said he lost his temper, adding that he “really hates that dog,” according to the affidavit.
Pitts left after kicking the dog and said he didn’t think much about it, according to the affidavit. An arrest warrant for Pitt was issued July 26.
Pitts was released Saturday (Nov. 11) from the Washington County Detention Center after posting a $2,500 bond. He has a hearing set for Nov. 22 in Washington County Circuit Court.