Man charged with animal cruelty for kicking dog, breaking its leg

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Charges were filed against a Moon Township man accused of kicking a puppy so hard, that its leg was broken and had to be amputated.

Marcus Bernard Smiley, 36, is facing three counts of animal cruelty.

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According to police, Smiley was angry that the puppy messed up the house, so he kicked it.


The incident was reported March 16 at a home in Moon Township. Charges against Smiley were filed Monday.

The puppy was removed from the home and is being cared for by a foster family.