Authorities in mid-Michigan say a man threw a puppy off a porch for eating his hamburger.
The Morning Sun of Mount Pleasant reports the 3-month-old Australian shepherd suffered a shattered paw on Sunday.
Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion says a warrant is being issued against the 33-year-old Ithaca man. Police say the suspect hurt the dog in front of three children.
He's being charged with torturing or maiming an animal. That's a felony punishable by up to four years in prison.
Kushion says that after the man found out the puppy had eaten his hamburger, he picked up the dog by the neck, took him to the porch and threw him off.
The dog landed on a spare tire.