WARREN, Mich. (AP) – A 49-year-old Detroit man has been arraigned on misdemeanor animal cruelty charges after a high-pressure car sprayer was used to clean two of his dogs.

A judge in Warren ordered Marshall Bullard released Monday on a personal bond. Bullard pleaded not guilty and requested a court-appointed attorney.

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The owner of a self-service car wash in Warren, just north of Detroit, called police last month after viewing security video on her cellphone. Officers reviewed the video and saw that a sprayer was used on the dogs.

Police have said the dogs’ owner indicated both pets were “covered in feces.” Police said he volunteered to give those dogs to new owners.

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As part of Bullard’s bond, he also has to voluntarily relinquish ownership of two more dogs.


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