EXETER, N.H. — A New Hampshire man has been charged with cruelty to animals after police said he emptied a 4-ounce can of pepper spray on a dog.

WMUR-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2sUSsSJ) 38-year-old Lawrence Cluely, of Seabrook, is scheduled to be arraigned July 3. It wasn’t immediately known if he had a lawyer and a phone number could not be found for him.

Police said the mixed breed Husky’s face turned orange and had red, blistering lips after the incident last month. The dog later got an infection in its mouth.

Police said a veterinarian gave the dog antibiotics and painkillers.

In Exeter, police officers typically carry 1.8-ounce cans of pepper spray and are trained to only use one- to three-second bursts when spraying humans.


Information from: WMUR-TV, http://wmur.com

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