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NH man allegedly throws dog into dumpster 'because he was tired, had not slept'

A Dover, New Hampshire man was charged after allegedly throwing a dog into a dumpster in Wareham because "the dog would not stop bothering him," according to the Wareham Department of Natural Resources.

The department said they were dispatched to Cranberry Highway at the Lakeside Trailer Park for a report of animal cruelty Sunday, after a man allegedly threw a dog into a dumpster.

Officers responded to the scene, and allegedly found the man removing a small, black and white dog out of the commercial-type dumpster.

The first officer on scene approached the man, who authorities say was "visibly upset," and found out that the man was the dog's owner.

The dog's owner told the officer that a man named James, who was staying at his house, had thrown the dog into the dumpster.

A witness also reported seeing a man exit the dog owner's house while holding the dog, before allegedly walking over to the dumpster, lifting the small dog over his head and throwing it into the dumpster.

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Officers found the man, identified as 28-year-old Dover native James Balboni, and an investigation showed he was staying at the dog owner's house, and allegedly threw the dog in the dumpster "because he was tired, had not slept, and the dog would not stop bothering him."

Balboni was charged by the Wareham Department of Natural Resources with cruelty to animals, and is set to be arraigned at the Wareham District Court at a later date.

The dog was not injured in the incident, and is back in the possession of the owner.