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Man arrested for animal cruelty, launched dog over fence

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Hamilton County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to assist the Humane Society at 3904 West Freedom Circle.

Upon arrival an officer spoke with an eyewitness about the complaint.

Once the officer was on scene and investigating she saw a man come outside of the suspect house. 

Police said John L Huyck, 25,jumped over the backyard fence into a neighboring yard. Huyck began punching a pitbull in the yard several times. 

The police report says the dog was picked up by its fur and "launched" over a chain link fence. 

When the dog landed on its side it yelped in pain. 

Huyck jumped over the fence and continued to punch the dog.

The officer said the dog was in obvious pain from the striking blows and being thrown over the fence, and fearful of the man. 

According to the police report the witness also observed the abuse of the dog. 

Huyck has been arrested and charged with animal cruelty.  

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