Westport police have arrested a 67-year-old man accused of hitting his girlfriend’s dog while fighting with the woman and throwing the pet out of the house.
Police arrested Martin Smiley, 67, of Westport, on Wednesday after responding to a report of a domestic disturbance between two people who live together.
Police said Smiley was accused of becoming physical with his girlfriend, then hitting her dog and throwing it outside of the house.
A protective order was also in place for him from a prior domestic incident, police said.
Smiley was charged with criminal violation of a protective order, disorderly conduct and cruelty to animals.
A $2,500 bond was issued and Smiley is due in Norwalk Court on May 14.