Arrest made in Troy puppy abuse case

An abused puppy in Troy is on the mend. Police have arrested the woman they say injured and abandoned him.

Khadijah Davis, 34, is now facing animal cruelty-related charges.

Police say a passerby found the dog in a box at a gas station earlier this month.

His injuries included a fractured jaw, broken ribs, and his chest and legs were caked in drool and dried blood. His jowls were also swollen and there was a foul smell coming from his mouth.

The puppy is now recovering with a foster family. Police say it will likely be months before he’s ready to be adopted.