NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. - A Tampa Bay area man has been charged with beating four pit bull puppies to death with a shovel, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.
The son told deputies he "didn't have the guts," so Thompson reportedly killed the puppies. The three men buried the animals and scattered dead leaves on the site.
The friend's stepmother learned about the puppies and contacted animal services.
Thompson was charged Saturday with animal cruelty. He was being held on $5,000 bail.
The other men weren't charged.
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