They've charged 24-year old Tony Brian Knolle of 549 McBain Drive, Fayetteville with felony animal cruelty.
Knolle is accused of trying to burn a 9-week-old puppy to death during a domestic dispute with his wife.
The puppy is a Pit Bull named "Red." He suffered burns, singe marks, blisters and gashes along his left hip and leg.
The puppy is getting medical treatment at the Cumberland County Animal Shelter where he is being held in protective custody.
Knolee was released from the Cumberland County Detention Center on $3,000 bond.