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RAW: Man in KS arrested after girlfriend says she caught him having sex with puppy

Posted at 1:08 AM, May 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-27 01:08:35-04

WICHITA, KS (KWCH/CNN) – A pit bull puppy from Kansas is at an animal rescue center, and the owner’s boyfriend was arrested after police say the man was caught having sex with the dog.

Justin Eugene McClellan, 55, was arrested Thursday. He is charged with animal cruelty, criminal sodomy and domestic battery.

The man’s girlfriend told police the two got into an argument Tuesday, and when she returned home, she found McClellan having sex with her 5-month-old pit bull.

The woman took the dog to an emergency vet, and now, it’s being cared for by Wichita, KS, rescue Beauties and Beasts.

The team there says the dog is doing well after the whole ordeal.

"He is so sweet. I touch him and I hold him, and he just throws his head into my hands. And you would never think that, at this point, that he'd been through something like that because he's so sweet to people,” one rescue worker said.

Police say there was also evidence of previous physical abuse to the dog.

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