Germantown man arrested for beating his dog

(PHOTO: Montgomery Co. Police)

MONTGOMERY CO. – A 75-year-old man was arrested and charged for beating his dog, police say.

Herbert Green, of Germantown, is facing animal cruelty charges after admitting to hitting his dog and not providing him medical care.

Police responded to a call for suspected animal cruelty on April 24. Upon arrival, police say officers found a poodle-mix named Benji that was bleeding from the head and in need of immediate medical attention.

Benji was taken to a vet to receive lifesaving care.

During an interview with investigators, police say Green admitted to striking Benji and was aware he was in need of medical care.

Green was charged with cruelly beating an animal, inflicting unnecessary suffering or pain on an animal, and failing to provide an animal with necessary veterinary care, while the animal is in a person’s charge or custody, police say.

Green was released on an unsecured personal $2,000 bond.