A Bridgeport woman  faces animal cruelty charges  in the death of her dog last month.

23 year old Rommy Rodriguez  was arrested Thursday.

In late October police received a call from a neighbor  concerned  Rodriguez had killed her dog.The neighbor   reported hearing Rodriguez yelling  and the dog barking, followed by the dog crying  and whining.They  said they heard Rodriguez hitting the dog  and the dog’s whining becoming   quieter ,until it stopped.

The neighbor also reported seeing Rordriguez and an unidentified man  with a black garbage  bag  behind the house.The neighbor discovered the dog had been buried  in the back yard, dug it up and brought it to the  Bridegport Animal Shelter.

A necropsy determined the dog , a poodle mix, died from blunt force trauma.


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