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Boulder man charged with aggravated animal cruelty in death of puppy

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Andrew Eztler, of Boulder, was charged with aggravated animal cruelty on Tuesday, in the strangulation death of an eight-week-old French bulldog last summer reported the

Charged with a Class 6 felony and misdemeanor to animals as a result of neglect or mistreatment, Eztler is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 13 after posting a $5,000 bond.

Eztler, 24, was arrested on Dec. 6 after a local veterinarian reported the strangulation death of the puppy named Genji. Allegedly, Eztler was very agitated when he brought the unconscious puppy into the vet, stating the puppy had defecated and urinated in the bed in which Eztler was sleeping. The puppy died the next day.

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Eztler's girlfriend at the time, Caitlin Lesko, 24, also faces felony animal cruelty to a three-month-old French bulldog named Bamboo. When Lesko brought the puppy to the veterinarian, the puppy suffered from two broken hind legs and burns along her stomach.

Lesko told authorities she purchased the pup with the broken legs, and had kept the pooch too close to a space heater which allegedly accounted for the burns on the pup's stomach.

Bamboo has since recovered and been adopted.

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