Deputies: Skyway man choked out family puppy

SEATTLE -- A 38-year-old Skyway man was arrested Thursday morning after being charged with first-degree animal cruelty for choking his mother's Pomeranian.

Carlos Anderson was booked into King County Jail on the charge and promptly released, according to jail records.

The incident occurred Oct. 31 while Anderson was home with his brother in the 6800 block of South 133rd Street in Skyway, court records say. Anderson was using the vacuum when his brother, in another room, heard their mother's 5-month-old Pomeranian, Missy, loudly yelp.

Anderson's brother went into the living room to find holding the puppy to his chest and choking her, a King County Sheriff's deputy wrote to the court.

The brother pried Anderson's hands off the dog and say that her right eye had popped out of its socket.

Anderson told his brother to "fix it" before their mother got home, reports say.

Missy was treated at a veterinary clinic and underwent sedation and surgery to fix her eye.

The clinic reported a "strong possibility that she will no longer have vision in her right eye."