Jacksonville man charged with cruelty after puppy found covered in blood

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A Jacksonville man has been charged with animal cruelty after a puppy was found covered in blood inside of a box outside of an Eastside home on Friday. Keyunon Smith, 23, has been arrested. According to authorities the puppy was a victim of extreme cruelty, and when found was bloody, appeared malnourished, had lumps on its head and suffered from a broken jaw.

According to News4Jax, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office found the room where the puppy had previously been kept and reported there was blood all over the walls and the floor. Police say Smith’s girlfriend called police to report the puppy had been abused; it is not known if she will be charged with animal cruelty. The couple have denied the charges, and told police they did not know how the dog was injured.

Investigators reviewed a surveillance camera mounted on a neighbor’s home, and in one of the videos, a man matching Smith’s description was spotted going in and out of the room where the dog had been kept. The room was nearly empty, and there were no objects in the room that could have injured the dog.

Neighbors reported they had witnessed the puppy playing inside of the fenced yard, but it had only been there less than two weeks. There have been no updates on the pup’s condition.

This is a developing story.

(Photo of Jacksonville man charged in animal cruelty puppy case via Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office)

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13 replies
  1. Rob Edwards says:

    I’ll be most interested to see the final outcome of the hearing against this guy, if he is guilty of course, I don’t like to pre judge of course. I still find it difficult to understand the motivation behind cruelty to Animals.

  2. Helen says:

    Disgusting POS. His girlfriend should be charged for animal cruelty as well. I would love to take a bat and break every bone in this scumbag’s body. Is the pup receiving medical care? Please update on the pup’s condition.

  3. Gizmos Mommy says:

    So the maggot cunt stuck up for the dough bag prick??? Off both of them with a bullet between the eyes. Sorry – I’m tired of being nice and refuse to be “politically correct”. Our justice system coddles criminals and it sucks.

  4. Theresa says:

    That is what you call a “ Punk Ass Prick” real Tough Guy beating up on a PUPPY! You can bet he is swinging on his girlfriend to. The difference is she can ask for help The Helpless, Defenseless puppy cannot!!! Someone needs to beat his ass & leave him busted up!!!

  5. pennysdachshunds says:

    Ruthless, Psychopathic, Scum Buckets , BOTH OF THESE Evil, Cruel, Moronic POS’s need to spend a few years in the “Big House” where they can be used and abused and hopefully “Rehabilitated” Jail House Style… hopefully the “Pup: can be saved”

  6. Fred says:

    Its interesting that when you search the JSO site, you find no record of this piece of shit listed. He deserves to be taken to the shed and have the shit beat out of him.

  7. Adrienne says:

    What is this judge going to do when he kills this pup? Sentence him to jail after he has destroyed this animal? Judges need to be extra cautious with scum like this and look beyond their words because they are psychopaths that say one thing and do another. Hope this dog gets taken away immediately.

  8. Pamela Garlisch says:

    Hopefully the puppy can be fixed, would like to know any updates. The guy looks very arrogant, they both deserve a long jail sentence.


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