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Richard Hawn Arrested For Allegedly Throwing Puppy Over Fence Of Animal Shelter

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A Capital Area Animal Welfare Society security camera shows Richard Hawn throwing a puppy over the shelter's fence Aug. 4.
A Capital Area Animal Welfare Society security camera shows Richard Hawn throwing a puppy over the shelter's fence Aug. 4.

Surveillance footage helped catch a Louisiana man on Wednesday for allegedly heaving a small dog over the fence at an animal shelter.

Richard Hawn, 38, is allegedly the man seen on the Capital Area Animal Welfare Society's security cameras throwing the puppy into the enclosure last weekend, the Advocate reported.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office told Fox 8 Live that an anonymous caller had notified them of Hawn's name and address after seeing a report about the incident on the news.

Hawn was charged with cruelty to animals and with traffic warrants.

The mistreated pup has been nicknamed Jimmy by shelter workers who say he's in good condition. He will be available for adoption Saturday, Glenda Parks, a board member of the society, told the Advocate.