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Young girl allegedly witnessed her father abuse and kill puppy

Man accused of killing puppy in front of daughter
Man accused of killing puppy in front of daughter
Booking photo via CBS News

A Redwood City, Calif., man was arrested on Thursday for allegedly killing a young puppy, reported Friday's CBS San Francisco News.

The horrific act of cruelty was made all the more heinous because the 31-year-old suspect, Alan Velete, is accused of killing the puppy in front of his own four-year-old daughter.

According to the police, Velete had been severely abusing the four-month-old puppy for a month before the pup was ultimately killed on Jan. 6.

Velete's actions have him facing two felonies - one for animal cruelty and one for child endangerment.

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