UPDATE: State Police said an arrest had been made in the case. Devin Rugg, 18, of Scottdale, was videotaped Thursday morning by District Judge Charles Conway. Serious animal cruelty, felony and misdemeanor charges of cruelty to animals and terrorist threats are filed in an online file. ONLY ON 4: Watch our interview with a suspect outside of jail – click the video player above In Prison After the Indictment, Rugg denied the allegations and told Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 that he loves animals and that what happens is, there was an accident to pick it up because I felt bad and hit it with the rear bumper, “said Rugg. Rugg said he found the dog a stray a few days before the incident and that the animal had been injured before Check out the full report on Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 starting at 5:00 p.m. tonight PREVIOUS: Investigators said a dog was thrown from a car and then backed over by a pickup truck in Ruffs Dale, Westmoreland County that there was an incident in Ruffs Dale where a dog was thrown from a vehicle and driven backwards, “said Dina Perri, a senior humanity officer at All But Furgotten. The dog named Russell is between four and five years old and is at All. looks after Aber Furgotten in North Huntingdon. “He’s in pain,” said Perri. “He’s had multiple pelvic fractures. He’s got a lot of rash on the street.” Human officials said the dog was neglected even before the most recent incident. “It doesn’t seem to care about life anymore,” said Perri. “People have to start paying for the abuse they inflict on these animals.” The state police are involved in identifying those responsible. All But Furgotten specializes in bringing justice to neglected and abused animals like Russell. The organization said that not only are they seeing many cases of abuse and neglect this year, but their kennels and foster homes will be overrun. “Every day there are phone calls, messages on Facebook, emails, from several people who say they can no longer take care of their animals,” said Madison Wedge of All But Furgotten. “Last year it was just a lot worse, a lot more than we’ve seen before with people who can no longer take care of their animals.” The shelter will not turn away any case of neglect, so ask for the community to help out through volunteers, foster care, and donations as they seek justice for these animals like Russell.

TO UPDATE: The state police said the case had been arrested.

Devin Rugg, 18, of Scottdale, was videotaped Thursday morning by District Judge Charles Conway. An online file lists charges of aggravated animal cruelty, a crime and misdemeanor for animal cruelty and terrorist threats.

ONLY ON 4: Watch our interview with suspects outside the prison – click on the video player above.

Leaving Westmoreland County Prison after the indictment, Rugg denied the allegations, telling Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 that he loved animals and that it was an accident.

“The dog got aggressive in the back of my vehicle so I let it out and then went back to pick it up because I felt bad and hit it with the rear bumper,” said Rugg.

Rugg said he found the dog a stray a few days before the incident, and that the animal had previously suffered injuries.

Check out the full report on Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 starting at 5 p.m. tonight

PREVIOUS: Investigators said a dog was thrown out of a car in Ruffs Dale, Westmoreland County and then driven backwards by a pickup truck.

“The state police called us and explained that there was an incident in Ruffs Dale in which a dog was thrown from a vehicle and backed up,” said Dina Perri, a senior humanity officer at All But Furgotten.

The dog, named Russell, is between four and five years old and is cared for at All But Furgotten in North Huntingdon.

“He’s in pain,” said Perri. “He’s had multiple pelvic fractures. He’s got a lot of rash on the street.”

Humane officials said the dog had been neglected even before the most recent incident.

“It doesn’t seem to care about life anymore,” said Perri. “People have to start paying for the abuse they inflict on these animals.”

The state police are involved in determining who is responsible.

All But Furgotten specializes in bringing justice to neglected and abused animals like Russell. The organization said that not only are they seeing many cases of abuse and neglect this year, but their kennels and foster homes will be overrun.

“Every day there are phone calls, messages on Facebook, emails, from several people who say they can no longer take care of their animals,” said Madison Wedge of All But Furgotten. “It was just a lot worse last year, a lot more than we’ve seen before with people who can no longer take care of their animals.”

The shelter won’t turn away any case of neglect, so ask the community for help in the form of volunteers, foster families, and donations as they seek justice for these animals like Russell.