Wrightsville Beach police charged a Missouri man with cruelty to animals after a dog owner said he threw the dog during a domestic dispute. Wrightsville Beach police responded to reports of a domestic dispute at the Sandpeddler motel at about 4 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14. A woman at the hotel said that Shelby Denton, 29, of Cleveland, Mo., picked up and threw her Chihuahua during the argument. The dog hit a rail and sustained an injury to its leg. Officers were able to see the injury and arrested Denton on the cruelty to animal charge.
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