ST. PETERSBURG, Florida -- Authorities are investigating a North Carolina man after they say he had his puppy tattooed and posted a picture on Facebook.
The dog's owner says the tattoo was done for identification, but others say it's animal cruelty.
The owner insists the dog was asleep while getting the tattoo. His other dog is tattooed as well.
"They both have it," he says. "They both have their tattoos on them just in case anything happens to them. I took her to the shop, tattooed her, and she slept the rest of the day."