Thursday, December 15, 2016

Puerto Rico: Carlos Mahones, 25, accused of feeding his pit bull puppies to his pet reptile

PUERTO RICO -- A 25-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly feeding at least 11 pit bull puppies to a caiman that he kept in his backyard, Puerto Rican authorities said Tuesday.

Police said Carlos Mahones (aka Carlos Viera, Carlos Mahones Viera) faces animal cruelty charges. They said the suspect owns a pit bull that recently gave birth to 14 puppies.

Mahones is free on $50,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Friday. Mahones could not be reached for comment. He doesn't have a listed phone number and it isn't clear if he is represented by a lawyer.

Puerto Rico adopted a law in recent years to prosecute suspected animal abusers, seeking to combat animal cruelty.

(Daily Mail - Dec 13, 2016)