Madison man charged with animal cruelty

MADISON, SD (Dakota News Now) – A veterinarian’s concern about a dog’s broken back leg led to the arrest of a 24-year-old Madison man earlier this month.

A veterinarian treated an injured pit bull on April 7, according to court documents. An X-ray taken during the visit showed the dog’s bone above the joint was broken and “completely separated from the rest of the leg.”

Finding a break matched a very significant force, the vet informed the police.

When the dog’s owner, Darrion Conrad, returned to pick up his dog from the vet, he admitted to authorities that he had gotten angry at the dog for peeing in his dog house the night before and had pulled the dog out, even though he knew the dog’s leg was caught. in the nursery. He admitted to hitting the dog two to three times, but didn’t realize anything was wrong until the next day, according to court documents.

The vet said it would take a few pins to repair the bone and the surgery would cost $1,600.

Conrad was arrested and booked by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office on a charge of felony animal cruelty.

The dog was adopted by an animal rescue organization.

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