Florence Alabama man charged after deceased dog found in creek.

The Florence Police Department released the following information:

Florence, Al- On May 5, 2024, officers responded to an animal welfare check at the bridge near the 300 block of Minniehaha Street.

A witness stated he heard an animal that sounded like it was in distress. The complainant witnessed the offender physically abusing a dog.

When officers arrived, they located a small white dog deceased in the creek. The witness described the suspect, and Officers began a search of the surrounding area. Officers located Kevin Bruce, 33, nearby.

Kevin Bruce, 33, was interviewed and subsequently arrested and charged with Aggravated Animal Abuse.

Bruce is confined in the Lauderdale County Detention Center
with a $2,500 bond.

Kevin Bruce is presumed innocent until proven guilty.