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Police: woman beat puppy against tree

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A Douglasville woman has been arrested for stealing and killing her neighbor’s puppy.

According to Douglas County officials, Ryeeah Hatcher, 27, was arrested Tuesday and has been charged with: theft by taking, willful obstruction of law enforcement and aggravated cruelty to animals.

The family that owned the dog, 'Sunshine', is beside themselves. The puppy was only six-months-old.

Investigators tell FOX 5 Hatcher stole Sunshine and stuck the dog into a back-pack while it was crying. She beat the dog up against a tree and was slapping it and hitting it with her fist. The dog died inside the back-pack.

Police say Hatcher was a familiar face in the area.

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