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Iowa man accused of beating puppy with baseball bat

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A 30-year-old man is in the Scott County, Iowa Jail Tuesday, charged with animal abuse.

Zachary Meerdink is accused of brutally beating a small terrier to death. Police say he used a baseball bat to beat the puppy after the dog urinated on the floor of his apartment. Investigators say the incident happened in the 5900 block of Elmore Avenue in Davenport.

Meerdink was arrested Monday night.

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