MILLBROOK, AL (WSFA) - Police arrested a Millbrook resident Thursday in connection with animal cruelty, according to the Millbrook Police Department.
Millbrook PD says, on April 2, officers responded to the 4300 block of River Oaks Road on a call of possible animal cruelty. Once on scene, officers discovered a dog, described as a Labrador retriever mix, with bleeding feet due to its pads being worn off. The dog also had abrasions on its belly and chest area. Officers suspected the dog had been dragged forcibly on the road.
Officers saw what looked like a blood trail, and they followed it to the 3800 block of River Oaks Road, between a quarter and a half a mile away from where the dog was found.
Residents in the area reported seeing a red Chevrolet El Comino traveling east from the location and that it appeared to be dragging something behind it.
Officers located the driver and identified him as Paul Wayne Patty, Sr., 56. After a preliminary investigation by a detective with Millbrook PD's Criminal Investigations Unit, Patty was arrested and charged with cruelty to animals in the second degree. Patty was processed and released on a $1000 bond.
The dog was taken from the scene to Cobbs Ford Pet Health Center for emergency medical treatment, then it was transferred to the Elmore County Humane Society. The humane society made arrangements for the dog to receive additional medical treatment.
Millbrook Police Department's Chief P.K. Johnson released the following statement: