Caught On Tape: Starving Dog Buries Dead Puppies

(Memphis) A horrible case of animal cruelty.

Police say a Memphis man starved his dog and allowed her 11 puppies to die in his driveway.

Police arrested Migel Martinez Wednesday night at his home in the 1900 block of South Goodlett Road and charged him with aggravated animal cruelty.

Animal control also took his pit bull mix dog.

Officers say the female dog did not have any food or water, and her bones were showing through her skin.

A neighbor said he called police after he watched the dog bury her last puppy.

The man, who didn’t want to be identified, said he tried for nearly three days to get Martinez to do something about the puppies, and even offered to take all of the dogs.

He also gave the mother food and water, but says she was too emaciated to give her puppies any milk.

The man gave police cellphone video of the dog burying some of her puppies.

“It was just sad, though, because she had a dog in her mouth and was looking for somewhere to put the dog and she was just digging a hole,” the man said.

The neighbor also called the Humane Society, but an animal cruelty investigator was not scheduled to check on the animals until sometime today.

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