Puppy on the mend after being drenched in hot sauce

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Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2014 10:15 pm | Updated: 9:29 am, Fri May 2, 2014.

SARASOTA, Fla. - A chihuahua puppy is expected to make a full recovery after Sarasota Police Officers say a man poured hot sauce all over the 3-month-old pooch.

The incident happened early Sunday morning at a home on Old Bradenton Road in Sarasota. According to authorities, 47-year-old Ephrian Myles became irrate when the dog started having a seizure and began yelping. That's when he picked up a bottle of hot sauce, and allegedly poured it all over the puppy, named "Gizmo." Some of the hot sauce got in the dog's eyes and down its throat.

The puppy's owner learned about what happened and took the animal to a nearby fire station for help.

Police arrested Myles and charged him with felony aggravated animal cruelty. He's being held in the Sarasota County jail on a $5000 bond.

Gizmo was taken to Animal Services. He is expected to be okay.

UPDATE 2/24: Vet says hot sauce puppy's condition is improving

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  • left seat ace posted at 2:38 pm on Sun, Mar 2, 2014.

    left seat ace Posts: 2

    I sincerely believe that the hottest most horrible place in Satan's H--l is reserved for people who abuse our children and defenseless animals. Can I hear an AMEN!

  • jim1947 posted at 12:57 pm on Wed, Feb 26, 2014.

    jim1947 Posts: 1

    please give him time in jail

  • Fred A posted at 7:33 am on Mon, Feb 24, 2014.

    Fred A Posts: 1

    Simple punishment!
    Waterboard him using the same Hot sauce!

  • stonedogz posted at 6:31 am on Mon, Feb 24, 2014.

    stonedogz Posts: 2

    What a large portion of fecal matter this individual is.

  • joan628 posted at 5:37 am on Mon, Feb 24, 2014.

    joan628 Posts: 7

    Hope he has no children if he does this to a puppy...........

  • Charmaine posted at 6:12 pm on Sun, Feb 23, 2014.

    Charmaine Posts: 3

    Put that asshole on a Drano diet and lock him away indefinitely with some big mean animal lovers. Worthless waste of skin.



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