Bradenton man arrested for animal torture

- A dog suffered a bleeding eye, bloody nose and broken tooth after a man beat it for defecating inside the house, according to Bradenton police. 

The Bradenton Police Department said it got a call Sunday from a veterinarian about a dog brought in for treatment. Police said the dog had injuries consistent with being abused. 

Detectives talked to people at the house where the dog was supposedly injured. They said 22-year-old Anthony Kidd denied injuring the dog at first, but later admitted to he was mad because the dog defecated in the house and threw it outside.

Kidd was arrested and charged with torturing and animal with intent, which is a third degree felony. 

Anyone who knows about this crime is asked to call Sergeant Anthony Cerniglia at (941) 932-9305, or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000, call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-634-8477 (TIPS) or at


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