Florida college student arrested for beating 17-month-old puppy to death for peeing on floor

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A University of Central Florida student was arrested on Friday and charged with two counts of felony animal cruelty for torturing and beating his 17-month-old puppy to death, reports the Orlando Sentinel.

According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Luke Stribling, 20, admitted to intentionally beating his dog. Before charges could be pressed, authorities had to wait for results of the pup’s necropsy.

On June 12, Stribling brought his Shiba Inu puppy named Julian to East Orlando Animal Hospital, stating the puppy had broken his leg two days prior when he became caught between wooden slats on the deck. After radiographs were done on the dog’s leg, additional fractures were discovered. When brought into the vet, the puppy had been shaking in pain, and the veterinary hospital reported Stribling to Animal Services for not providing the dog with immediate care.

On June 26, just two weeks later, Animal Services arrived at Waterford Lakes Animal Clinic to find Julian dead. According to vet reports, the puppy had been kicked to death and Stribling allegedly stated he “hit the dog several times because he was frustrated” when the puppy had urinated on the floor.

A necropsy revealed  Julian suffered a broken rib, sternum and abdomen with traumatic lesions and head injuries causing his death.

According to Click Orlando, Stribling was released from jail on a $1,500 bond. During the investigation, records show Stribling was ordered by a judge to attend a four-hour class on responsible pet ownership at Orange County Animal Services and paid a $256 fine. If convicted, he could face a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

Rest in peace Julian; your life never began.

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(Photo via Orange County Sheriff’s Office)


18 replies
  1. Penny's Dachshund says:

    This IS ONE OF THE FUTURE POTENTIAL HUSBANDS and ( What) did you say Fathers in America!!!! OMG can’t wait to see the paper> “BABY is Choked to Death for soiling DIPER!!!! This Scum Bag will continue to Torture and Abuse!!! HOPE his so=called parents are PROUD of their SPAWN!!!! HE need to disappear!!!!

  2. 19thcenturylady says:

    Can someone please explain to me WHY this pet was returned to this waste of oxygen after the first incident?? What moron public servant decided it was okay to put this innocent puppy back into the hands of his abuser? Wake up, people. A living creature IS NOT PROPERTY !! This puppy cried, he was afraid, he was terrorized. The people at the vet’s office were nice to him and then they handed him back over to the person who abused him?? I hope EVERYONE involved hears this puppy’s cries every night for the rest of their lives. This is why children end up dead after DHR visits. It starts with animals. If you can’t keep a dog safe what the hell are we paying you for??

  3. LB says:

    Put this piece of shit in jail and I hope you get a beating in there for pissing your pants and maybe just maybe you can feel a little bit of the hell that poor innocent baby pup had to go through being unlucky to be picked to go live with your mentally fucked up head. When your beating is done you can go on with your fucken life but the innocent puppy’s life with taken by YOU. R.I.H.and now you also can R.I.P. to pup. Sorry we couldn’t get you out of there sooner.

  4. Kimbis says:

    Do they mean 17 weeks? 17 months is not a puppy.

    He should never be allowed near animals again and should be on a national animal abuse registry.

  5. Conor says:

    In addition to abuse by a large plurality of AKC breeders, Apt and Casual backyard breeders abuse and neglect dogs due to their ignorance and moods.

  6. Infuriated says:

    May he rott in hell and have many a sleepless night of pain and agony remembering what he did to this poor innocent pup…. Hopefully karma will have its way with this POS scumbag.

  7. susan froman says:

    WTF!!!! A four-hour class on how to be a responsible pet owner!!!! He should NEVER OWN ANY ANIMALS AGAIN!!!!! This makes my blood boil on how “F”ed up the legal system can be at times!!!!

    I hope I never see this POS because he will get the verbal ass beating of his life!!!!

  8. City living says:

    I don’t understand how the evidence of the torture of that baby was not enough to put that man in jail and with a psych referral.

  9. Katherine Currey says:

    omg that poor animal I pray that Julian is now at peace and the POS gets a long prison term. Also the Vet should have caught the abuse and kept that dog right then. I’m heart broken that someone could do something like this.That is what having a puppy is all about it will piss and crap on your floors it’s all part of the training process.

  10. Syl Mill says:

    a class on proper pet ownership? this mf’er should never be allowed to own a pet again..not even a goldfish, it might sh*t in it’s bowl…cheap bastard should of bought pee pads….or taken it out..wtf does he think it’s going to wait forever or that his dog should use the john?


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