Man faces felony animal cruelty charge for slitting puppies' throats

Man faces felony charges for slitting throats of puppies

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An Ohio man is facing felony animal cruelty charges after he allegedly slit the throats of four pit bull mix puppies. According to the Humane Society of Richland County, a total of five puppies were removed from the home of 38-year-old Christopher Vandenberg, the man accused of the heinous crime.

The Mansfield News Journal has reported that Vandenberg lashed out at the puppies in retaliation against his wife, who has since surrendered custody of the pups to the animal shelter. In a fundraiser created by the shelter, promising news about the puppies’ future was released:

We are happy to report that their prognosis is great once their injuries heal; however, because we are a non-profit animal rescue, we are asking the public to donate for their care.

On September 1, the shelter addressed the inquiries received about adopting the abused puppies:

We have received multiple messages and inquiries about the pit mix puppies that were brought to our shelter on Wednesday after having their throats cut.
Many of you are interested in adopting these puppies. They will not be available for adoption until they are fully recovered and properly vetted, which will take several more weeks

Find the fundraiser for the puppies here.

Humane Society of Richland County on Facebook here.

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15 replies
  1. Helen says:

    He looks like a real nut job that needs to be locked up for good. His wife should dump this POS before one day he’ll slit her throat. I’m glad the puppies are recovering from his heinous act and hope they find forever loving homes.

  2. ellen cottone says:

    His hair is overdone and set with hot rollers.
    Iv seen that crazy before just not on a man girl and not to extent of throat slitting of innocent bystanders.
    I get an awful feeling they fought over hair appliances and overpriced obscure hair products. With him it is to deceive and butify some inner ugliness. Witch is impossible he is actually a very dangerous person and must be removed from common society.
    Yes he kills things and then spends time agonizing looking in a mirror to try and fix the image.
    He blames small helpless speechless things. He is literally a can of worms and will be opened with in mental health and the police system. As the trial unfolds he will entrench himself so deeply he will be institutionalized they don’t know what they have yet. They will soon.

    • Sherry D Hadley says:

      I was shocked that a cockroach like this has a wife and your comment about the hot rollers made me laugh! I was going to suggest he take his wife’s ridiculously phony looking wig off! But what a cowardly piece of garbage to inflict such suffering to those poor puppies! So glad they are going to be alright. Where is an eye for an eye when you need it? I so wish more animal lovers were making some laws. This creature feature wouldn’t see the light of day again.

      • ellen cottone says:

        the world is beginning to change for our animal friends.
        you know it!
        and at the same time its exposing sickos that in the past walked freely among us.
        thats the reward,
        for doing what has always been expected of us. to care about the treatment of animals around us and demand their rights starting with justice.

      • ellen cottone says:

        you know i was joshing about the hot rollers but i think it crossed all our minds.
        so there probably is some truth to it.
        what a weirdo

  3. Barkley's Mom says:

    I hope and pray the wife has had the good sense to get away from this nut case before he does something to hurt her (if he hasn’t already). Prayers for these pups, I hope they keep this POS in jail for a long while!

  4. Nancy Raymond says:

    Is Philp Spector his idol? Christopher Vandenberg looks like he belongs in a maximum security mental institution – to take out your insane aggression on innocent animals ensures he does not belong in society – of course, these puppies could not defend themselves so he took his anger out on them instead of his wife – he will be a prime candidate in jail for abuse and that makes me happy – hope everyday he is victimized. Glad these little puppies will be OK and will hopefully get safe loving homes.

  5. ellen cottone says:

    had a tea set when he was 5.
    untill the day the little boy next store beat the crap out of him over it.
    should explain everything.

  6. pamela bolton says:

    Who in the world would have married someone that looks like BOZO??? this is one disgusting looking man who deserves to be put UNDER the jail. All the animal abusers should be put on ONE CELL and let them duke it out. Cant fight with his wife so he takes it out on the puppies. Real intelligence there. His IQ must be in the negative numbers.


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