The Roswell Police Department arrested a 27-year-old Roswell man on charges of extreme animal cruelty, Sunday. New Mexico statutes define extreme cruelty to animals as any act where a person intentionally tortures, mutilates, injures or poisons an animal or maliciously kills an animal.
The affidavit of criminal complaint outlined the severity and the injuries the dog, named “Buddy,” sustained. On Dec. 20, a woman allegedly learned from her boyfriend that his 2-month-old puppy had been hit by a car. He said he threw the dog, Buddy, because it would not stop whining, and after throwing the dog, the dog’s left leg became incapable of movement.
According to the criminal complaint, Emerson E. Quam admitted to her that he had killed Login to read more