A man was arrested Monday night in Leavenworth after he allegedly beat a dog and burned the animal with a torch, a police spokesman said.

A man was arrested Monday night in Leavenworth after he allegedly beat a dog and burned the animal with a torch, a police spokesman said.

The incident was reported at 8:18 p.m. at an apartment in the 600 block of Shawnee Street. The dog survived the incident.

The 57-year-old suspect allegedly beat the dog with a board, kicked the animal and choked the dog.

“The dog also suffered some burns allegedly from a propane torch,” said Maj. Dan Nicodemus, deputy chief from the Leavenworth Police Department.

Nicodemus said the injured animal, a 3-year-old beagle and corgi mix named Gracie, is a family dog. A family member reportedly contacted the police to report the alleged abuse.

Nicodemus said the suspect told police he had been trying to move the dog from one kennel to another. The suspect told police he tried using a stick to move the dog.

The suspect denied burning the dog. Nicodemus said the dog appeared to have burns.

“The suspect was arrested and taken to jail for felony animal cruelty,” Nicodemus said.

The dog initially was left with a family member so the animal could receive care.

During a followup Tuesday, the dog was taken into Leavenworth Animal Control custody.

“It was necessary for us to take the dog,” Nicodemus said.

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