A man was arrested for having sex with his pet dog Mimi after a witness told police he saw him penetrate the canine, which was said to be whimpering in pain.

Jenson Bolla-Sosa, 28, of Fort Lauderdale, was charged with knowingly having sexual contact with a dog, cruelty to an animal and resisting arrest without violence.

The witness who saw the act taking place took the dog from the Guatemalan native before calling police.

Jenson Bolla-Sosa, 28, of Fort Lauderdale, was charged with cruelty to an animal and resisting arrest without violence when he was reported for having sex with his pet dog

When he appeared in Broward County court, Judge John Hay considered denying the 28-year-old bail, the Sun Sentinel reported.

But assistant public defender Terry Conover said Bolla-Sosa had no prior record and should be granted bail, which was then set at $12,500.

Mr Conover said at the hearing: ‘We have serious cases in here, Judge, that involve the abuse of women or the abuse of men, of human beings, and they are able to post bond.

The facts of this case are not good. But comparing it to the abuse of a human being is not as significant.’

Judge Hurley disagreed and said: ‘I think abuse of an animal in certain circumstances can be just as significant and troubling.’

Bolla-Sosa is also being held for an investigation by the Immigration and Naturalization Service, according to the affidavit.