CHICAGO (CBS)–A Wicker Park man is facing charges after a neighbor reportedly saw him dragging a puppy down a sidewalk this morning.

Stanton Howard told police he was trying to teach a pit bull puppy how to walk.

When the 11-week-old dog refused, witnesses said they saw Howard dragging the puppy along a sidewalk and then up the stairs to his apartment.

Police said they followed a bloody trail to Howard’s apartment. They saw the wounds to the dog’s belly, paws and back.

Animal Care and Control has been treating the puppy.

The agency also took custody of a second pit bull, who appeared “timid and weak,” according to police.

Howard was cited for animal cruelty.

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