Police: Man Punches Dog Several Times

By Joe Gullo

Published 05/05 2014 03:13PM

Updated 05/05 2014 03:15PM

FAIRFAX, Vt.  - A Vermont man is accused of punching his dog several times on Sunday. The incident happened at around 9:45 a.m. 

According to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, 43-year-old Joseph Rodino, of Fairfax, Vt., punched his Alaskan Malamute 4 to 5 times before throwing him in the rear of his vehicle. Rodino is accused of punching his dog again before speeding off and returning home. 

Rodino was charged with animal cruelty. He was flash cited to appear in court on Monday. 

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