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Man accused of cutting up dog for food

Thomas Elliot Huggins, age 25, was arrested in Tampa for killing the family dog and storing it in a freezer for future consumption 06-28-13 (Hillsborough County Police Dept.)
Thomas Elliot Huggins, age 25, was arrested in Tampa for killing the family dog and storing it in a freezer for future consumption (Hillsborough County Police Dept.)
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Updated: 6/28/2013 2:48 pm
TAMPA, Fla. -- A Tampa man has been charged with animal cruelty after police say he strangled a family dog, then cut up its body parts and stored it in the freezer for future meals.

A police statement says Thomas Elliot Huggins, 25, was arrested Friday morning on the animal cruelty charge. It was not immediately clear if he has an attorney and there wasn't a working phone number listed for Huggins.

Police say once Huggins strangled the young dog, he cut it up into quarters and stored it in the freezer for future meals. A family member called police late Thursday and when officers arrived, they found the dog's ribs cooked in a pot on the stove. The dog's head was in the garbage.

Animal control removed the remains of the dog.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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