PUEBLO — A seven-week-old lab mix puppy is recovering after being thrown against a vehicle this weekend in Pueblo.
The crime happened Saturday in Pueblo.
The man who is accused of the abuse was issued a citation for Animal Cruelty by Pueblo Police.
Fortunately, the puppy doesn't appear to have any significant injuries and is being held a the Pueblo Animals Shelter for observation.
Police said the suspect is facing serious consequences.
"Pretty hefty fine. There could be certainly a jail sentence imposed, but really it's up to the judge to make that determination," said Animal Law Enforcement officer, Lindsey Vigna.
A lot of people have already expressed interest in adopting the puppy, who has yet to be named.
Watch the animal shelter's website for information on the pup.