Published: Aug 08, 2013 12:55 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 08, 2013 10:59 PM EDT

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Collier County Sheriff's deputies arrested Orlando Ocesionieves, 51, of Immokalee, Wednesday evening on animal cruelty charges after he allegedly beat a puppy with a stick and killed a chicken.

He was given a bond of $5,000 for "intentionally committing excessive and repeated unnecessary pain to the puppy and for killing the chicken," according to the arrest report.

Deputies arrived on the 1400 block of Plum St. at 6:15 p.m. and met with neighbor Dionette Molina who said the man had been hitting the puppy with a stick or pole and slamming it against the trailer. Molina said the puppy was crying very loudly as he was doing this.

"Next thing I know he's continually beating the dog, then he grabs the dog by the skin and he bangs the dog against the trailer," says Molina.

Ocesionieves' girlfriend tells WINK News, the dog was a stray they were taking care of until she started attacking their chickens.

"He didn't beat the dog," says Ocesionieves' girlfriend. "He was a stray, he came in the yard. We fed him and he ate the chickens. If he was beaten or tore up he wouldn't be okay."

Deputies found a freshly dug hole in the front yard of Ocesionieves' residence, and multiple chickens running around in a fenced-in area of his property. There were two dog crates under his trailer, with a large dog in one and a small puppy in another. The large dog looked fine, but the puppy was wet, had a red eye, and was shaking uncontrollably in the corner of the crate.

According to the report, Ocesionieves told deputies he had killed a chicken, but denied beating the dogs. Evidence of the killing was found on the stairs.

Ocesionieves' girlfriend tells WINK News, the dog was a stray they were taking care of until she started attacking their chickens.

"He didn't beat the dog," says Ocesionieves' girlfriend. "He was a stray, he came in the yard. We fed him and he ate the chickens. If he was beaten or tore up he wouldn't be okay."

Domestic Animal Services arrived on the property and took the two dogs that had been crated, and a third from inside the residence.

Daniel Christenbury with Collier County Domestic Animal Services says considering what allegedly took place, the dog is in good spirits, has no broken bones or severe trauma.

"She really is a nice dog," says Christenbury. "Seems like a run of the mil dog that would've lived with any loving family. She's not afraid of people, she not afraid of men she's not afraid of anything really. She's just a happy go lucky dog."

The dog is doing well, but was very malnurished when she arrived at DAS. Christenbury says she will need to stay for a few more weeks but as soon as she gets back to a healthy weight she will be up for adoption.

Ocesionieves was arrested and transported to the Immokalee Jail Center for processing.