Phoenix man arrested for allegedly shooting, dumping several dogs

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Troy Sauvageau (Source: MCSO) Troy Sauvageau (Source: MCSO)

A Phoenix man faces multiple animal cruelty charges after four dead dogs were found in a dumpster

Phoenix police say Troy Sauvageau was arrested on May 31.

On May, 6, a resident in the area of 15th Avenue and Deer Valley Road found four dead dogs in a dumpster.

Investigators found that one of the dogs was microchipped, and police were able to identify Sauvageau as the owner.

[PDF: Initial police report on Troy Sauvageau]

During the investigation, Sauvageau told officers that three of the dogs attacked and killed the fourth. He said then shot the three remaining dogs and dumped them, according to police.

In a records search conducted by police, it was revealed that Sauvageau had previous felony convictions, is a prohibited possessor and had not had his rights restored, according to court documents.

Sauvageau faces multiple counts of animal cruelty, unlawful discharge of a firearm, illegal dumping and misconduct involving weapons. 

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