Sacramento Police say a man beat his dog to death and threw it in the garbage Tuesday evening.
Officers say 46-year-old Aaron Cesena’s brother had reported that Cesena was intoxicated. He told police that he had just beaten his dog.
“It’s horrible — thinking about what could have transpired prior to us getting there,” said Officer Michele Gigante.
Police showed up to the home on 35th Avenue and found the dog, dead in the garbage, according to the daily police activity log.
Cesena’s brother told FOX40 that, in a drunken rage, Aaron picked up the poodle and slammed it to the ground.
For police, it was a hard situation to deal with.
“It’s a terrible situation, us finding the the dog in the trash, us contacting the people who actually witnessed this,” Gigante said.
Cesena was booked into county jail for a felony charge of malicious cruelty to an animal.
Ian McDonald contributed to this report.