According to WMUR News, a puppy who was waiting by a door to go outside was kicked to death. The man accused of the heinous act of cruelty is identified as 27-year-old Jonathan Blake of Grafton, Vermont.
The disturbing situation unfolded on Wednesday morning at a home on Eastman Road. Blake’s girlfriend told the authorities that they were arguing when the 16-week-old Labrador retriever named “Shadow,” was targeted. The heartbreaking details of what transpired were released in a police media alert:
“When Blake was about to leave the residence, Shadow was by the front door looking to go outside. Blake kicked Shadow in the ribcage, forcing him to hit the pellet stove near the front door.”
Blake was arrested and taken to the Southern State Correctional Facility – he is facing multiple charges, including aggravated cruelty to animals, and second-degree aggravated domestic assault, reports My Champlain Valley News.
This is not Blake’s first run in with the wrong-side of the law…in 2013, he was convicted of domestic assault.
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