Massachusetts man charged with animal cruelty for beating dog with bat

DARTMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Police say a Massachusetts man has beaten a dog with a baseball bat and has been arrested.

Dartmouth police say they responded to a report of a man abusing a dog with a baseball bat in a vehicle Friday. They found 50-year-old Gregory Ostiguy, of New Bedford, beating a dog.

NECN reports an investigation found Ostiguy did strike the dog, and he has since been arrested and charged with animal cruelty.

The dog is in the care of a veterinarian and is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

An attorney for Ostiguy could not be immediately identified.