According to investigators, Zachary Kelly, 30, became upset with Phoebe, a four-month-old puppy who was "acting up."
They say he held the dog down and bit her on the ears, causing the animal to repeatedly yelp.
"I'm obviously not happy about it," said Jessica Wenner, the suspect's girlfriend and dog's owner.
Wenner said the dog's cage was broken when police say the animal cruelty led to a fight between the suspect and his brother, whom he also bit on the chest.
"He has some marks on him, but he's fine," explained Wenner.
Wenner allowed us to visit with Pheobe and even check her ears. Despite what police said happened to the dog, the puppy appeared to be doing okay.
Full Name: Zachary Thomas Kelly
Block: 1000 Coronado Dr
City: Rockledge, Florida 32955
Weight: 160 lbs
Time: 6:35 AM
Arresting Agency: Rockledge Police Department
Total Bond: $5,500
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