Terrified dog bounces in pain off deck after owner slams pet by scruff of neck

A Clarksville, Tennessee man faces aggravated animal cruelty charges after a Montgomery County deputy witnessed him grab a brown and white dog by the scruff of the neck and slam it to the wooden deck of his home, reports the Leaf Chronicle.Dennis roger Warnke

According to an arrest warrant issued by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, on Sunday evening, Sgt. Melissa Collins had been on her front porch when she saw her neighbor Dennis Roger Warnke, Jr., 27, grab the dog and “slam it onto the wooden deck at the rear of the defendant’s house.” The dog then ran back into the house, and moments later Warnke came out again, picked the dog up above his head by the nape of its neck and slam the defenseless pooch to the deck again.

“The dog was thrown down so hard it bounced off the deck. The dog also yelped and went off the porch and laid down,” stated the warrant.

Authorities arrived at Warnke’s home and found the dog shaking in fright and still lying in the same spot. Deputies stated the dog was afraid of their outstretched hand and was reluctant to walk. The dog is now in the custody of Animal Control and being evaluated for injuries.

Warnke told Deputy Charles Hunt “he had gently tossed the dog off the porch.”  Warnke was booked into county jail in lieu of a $5,000 bond. There have been no updates on the condition of the dog.

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    • Denise Kelly
      Denise Kelly says:

      The laws need to change and judges need to enforce them. There has to be punishment for people who abuse animals. Right now they get a slap on the wrist and go home..
      They need to spend time in jail and there needs to be an animal abuse registry

  1. SUPRUSER2006
    SUPRUSER2006 says:

    ..animal & pet abusers should be labeled just like sex offenders & never be allowed to own or handle any animal again!

  2. Darla
    Darla says:

    I would like to “gently” toss that POS off the Empire State Building. I hope the dog will be okay and can find a home that will love him.

  3. Andrea
    Andrea says:

    Surprise surprise,another scumbag who won’t get enough of a penalty so this bullshit continues. Punishment needs to be severe or this will continue. Electricute the fat piece of shit long enough to suffer,hold him under water,enough to scare the shit of of him. Light penalties=this happening over and over to defenseless animals. I would KILL someone if they touched my dog,so I wouldn’t need to
    worry about our lack of justice system for the animals.

  4. Linda Szymoniak
    Linda Szymoniak says:

    He needs to be slammed hard onto a concrete surface. Hoping they update the dog’s condition and that this monster never sees the light of day again.

  5. virginia green
    virginia green says:

    do the same thing to the owner and then make him pay the bills for taking care of his dog if the dog is alive.plus let them in jail know why he is in there.

  6. Sue Immel
    Sue Immel says:

    There’s no excuse for this kind of abuse and no excuse to let the scumbag abuser off with a warning or a slap on the wrist! I’m so close to deleteing these notices from my fb page. I’ve rescued and preached on my soap box about animal abuse and my heart just cannot stand to be crushed in my chest again!

    • Dorcas Pruitt
      Dorcas Pruitt says:

      Sue, I know how you feel..Have been in dog rescue many years. Have helped so many..It break your heart to see what a so called human can due to a precious little soul…But if we all gave up because of our broken hearts there would be no one left to save them……

  7. Annabel Edwards
    Annabel Edwards says:

    Hope he rots in hell and gets life in prison he”s not fit to have any animals because he will proberly do it again!! Why don’t we bang his fuc…….head against the wall and see how he likes it. Hope the dog makes a full recovery the pain he went through must of been terrible.

  8. Maureen Oleary
    Maureen Oleary says:

    This is pathetic, to slam a dog on the deck, so hard he bounces of it and lyes down on the
    Ground hurting in pain, we don’t know how the dog is. But that idiot should get some time.

  9. jbdean
    jbdean says:

    Sgt vs. A__hole. Hmmm, any bets on how this is going to turn out?

    Thank goodness she witnessed it! Way to go Sgt!! Thank you!

  10. Dorcas Pruitt
    Dorcas Pruitt says:

    I’m glad the southern states are finally taking animal cruelty seriously. ..A lot of animal abuse goes on in theses states…..being from Maryland where animal welfare is taken very seriously, it is hard to see how Georgia and Tennessee, and Alabama and more do not have the animal cruelty laws in force to the magnitude to stop it from happening…A slap on the wrist doesnt stop anyone from abusing animals. But a big fine AND time in jail just might.


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