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Arizona man arrested after throwing puppy out of moving vehicle

Joseph Kennedy
Joseph Kennedy
Booking photo via Fox 8 News

According to Wednesday's Fox 8 News, a Cornville, Ariz., man was arrested after he allegedly threw a puppy from a fast-moving vehicle.

On June 11, 27-year-old Joseph Kennedy allegedly hurled a young puppy from a vehicle which was traveling at an estimated 50-mph. According to AZ Central, Kennedy claimed that he was "distraught," after fighting with his girlfriend, and that he "didn't care for the animal."

Amazingly, the puppy survived the impact and he is now recovering from his injuries, which include "significant" neurological issues, at a foster home.

Kennedy was not identified and arrested until a tip was called in to Yavapai Silent Witness week - on Monday, following the tip, a sheriff's deputy spotted, and then arrested Kennedy. According to the authorities, Kennedy had methamphetamine and other drug-paraphernalia in his possession at the time of the arrest.

Kennedy is being held at the Camp Verde Detention Center on multiple charges; his eight-month-old baby is in the custody of child protective services.

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