According to the Baltimore, Maryland, Police Department, a man is suspected of stomping and kicking four young puppies to death. Details of the cruel incident were released by the department on Friday.
The police department stated that they were called to investigate a report of possible animal cruelty at a residence on the 3700 block of 10th Street on the evening of November 9 – responding officers did not find the suspected puppy killer, identified as 21-year-old Donald Yearwood, or the puppies. Later the same night, children reported finding four puppies discarded in a dumpster on the 1200 block of Cambria street.
According to the authorities, three of the puppies were dead and one was severely injured – the wounded puppy was taken to a veterinary hospital, but the injuries proved to be too severe for the pup to survive.
Details of the shockingly cruel incident were shared by witnesses who claim that Yearwood attacked the puppies because he was trying to sleep and they were making noise – Yearwood allegedly kicked and stomped the puppies before throwing them down a flight of stairs.
Tragically, this was not the first time that the authorities had been called out to Yearwood’s home – the department explained:
Detectives from our Animal Abuse Unit initiated an investigation. On October 22, 2016, Animal Control officers were called to the same home in the 3700 block of 10th Street, after an adult female pitbull dog bit a child inside the home. The child suffered minor injuries from the dog bite. Animal Control confiscated the adult pitbull along with six puppies that were approximately one week old. Animal Control Officers were unaware at this time that four additional puppies were still inside the home.
After investigators located surveillance video showing Yearwood placing the puppies into the dumpster, a warrant was issued, charging him with 17 counts of animal cruelty and animal abuse related charges. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Yearwood is asked to call 911 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup
(Photo/Baltimore Police Department)