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Post Falls 14 year-old admits throwing rocks, stabbing dog

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 POST FALLS, Idaho - On Friday Post Falls police announced they'd arrested a 14-year-old boy in connection with the abandonment and abuse of a dog found in a Post Falls park that later had to be euthanized.
    
Post Falls police say the boy abandoned Bridger the dog because he was unhappy with the animal. The boy told officers he decided to get rid of Bridger by throwing rocks and stabbing the dog with a knife. He later pushed Bridger into an irrigation ditch to die.
    
In late July police were notified of Bridger by a couple walking through the park. Officers quickly rescued the dog from the ditch and brought him to a vet for care.  Veterinarians who treated him say they later had to euthanize him due to a number of medical problems.
    
Police have charged the boy with cruelty to animals. He is being held in Kootenai County juvenile correctional facility and his bond will be set Monday.



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