Can I be charged with animal cruelty if there is no evidence and the dog is not hurt or injured in any way?

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Police responded to a "domestic violence" call and made an arrest. During an altercation, I picked up a small dog to move her away from us and she accidentally bumped heads. The police said there would be no charge but later added it to my report. I am concerned about this as it is a felony charge but I in no way, shape, or form intended or did injure or hurt the animal - she didn't squeal or cry and showed no indication of any injury. The police did not even inspect the dog; instead, they just pet her and commented on how cute she was.

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