Two Cases, Two Puppy Beaters, One Puppy Dead
What is it with these tough guys beating tiny defenseless little puppies?? Someone needs to give them both a serious taste of their own medicine and let them know how it feels! One of the tiny victims did not survive the brutal beating!
UPDATE – 12/19/08 – Judge Hands Down 2 Year Sentence for Puppy Beater
First we have big tough 20 yr-old Gerald T. Barrett of Lake Carmel, NY. Angry at his girlfriend last Thursday nite, he beat her 4 month old, 22 lb puppy, Cali brutally. He punched the dog at least six times and slammed it into the pavement five more times, breaking her jaw, fracturing several of her teeth, breaking blood vessels in her eyes and causing substantial swelling to her face.
Then he turned on his 18 year old girlfriend, biting her in the face.
On Friday, no clue why she waited a full day before getting medical help for the puppy, she took the dog the the vet where she was kept overnight. When Cali was picked up Saturday, her jaw was bandaged shut, one paw bandaged and she has a protective cone over her head to protect her jaw. One side of her jaw is fractured.
Then Saturday afternoon, the girlfriend showed up at the Kent police department and complained that Barrett had assaulted her again and threated to kill her dog. She was crying hysterically and had red marks on her neck. Barrett had choked her before picking her up and throwing her on the pavement.
Police arrested Barrett at his home at 11 Laguna Road and he’s been charged with animal cruelty, a felony; and three counts of third-degree assault and one count of resisting arrest, both misdemeanors.
Luckily in this case, the puppy will be ok but will be eating soft foods for a while. In the next case, the puppy was not so lucky.
This tough guy is 58 year old Lawrence Peterson of Decatur, Dekalb County, Georgia. He’s been charged with one count of felony animal cruelty after he beat his roommate’s 6-8 week old (or months old, depending on the story) pitbull puppy with a broken table leg when the puppy was barking.
On Saturday, the police were called by the puppy’s owners, Peterson’s roommate and the puppy was found unresponsive in the backyard of a home on Camby Lane and rushed to the vet. Unfortunately it had suffered such severe head trauma that it had to be euthanized.
As of yesterday, Peterson was being held at the Dekalb County Jail.
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