HANNIBAL — A Hannibal man has been arrested for animal abuse after allegedly stomping a dog to death.
Hannibal police said they were called to a home Saturday after a woman brought the body of a dead dog to animal control officers. The dog, a small Pomeranian mix, had severe head trauma.
Police were told that the 31-year-old suspect, who lived at the residence, picked up the dog and threw it down on the ground after it tried to bite him. Authorities said they were told the man continued to stomp on the dog's neck until it stopped moving.
Formal charges have not been filed.