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Dog named Mary Jane survives being thrown off 150-foot cliff twice

By Mason White 6:03 PM February 16, 2017
Andres Spancky Raya throwing dog off cliff
By: Emily Lewis

(Scroll down for video) A dog is lucky to be alive after its owner threw it off a cliff at least twice, according to police in California.

The Los Angeles Police Department said that they have arrested 21-year-old Andres Spancky Raya, after being accused of throwing his female pit bull mix down the edge of a hill.

Raya faces two felony counts of cruelty to an animal. In court, Raya pleaded not guilty to the charges.

According to the criminal complaint, Raya threw his dog, Mary Jane, off a cliff in the 1300 block of Luella Drive, to a ravine 145 feet below.

Two days later, he did the same thing again. Luckily, the dog survived. Bail was set at $65,000. If convicted as charged, Raya faces a possible maximum sentence of three years and eight months in prison.