Owner charged with beating dog with club to put dog ‘down’

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A Sahuarita, Arizona man faces two felony counts of animal cruelty after he allegedly beat his dog with a club and then tried to choke it to put the dog “down.” Brian Daniel, 70, was arrested on Monday telling police he decided to kill his ten-year-old pug because it hadn’t eaten in two weeks, and he couldn’t afford to take the dog to a veterinarian for treatment.

According to the Tucson News, Daniel beat the dog with a club and then choked it, before shoving it in a bag. Law enforcement officers later found the dog and when freed from the bag the animal was still alive. The emaciated dog staggered towards the rear of the residence. Sahuarita Animal Care and Control arrived and removed another healthy dog as well as the pug. Both are in the care of the Humane Society in Tucson. There have been no updates on the dog’s condition.

Daniel was booked into Pima County Jail on suspicion of animal neglect resulting in physical injury and for intentional maltreatment of an animal.
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14 replies
  1. Adrienne says:

    Cruelty knows no bounds even for older people. How can you do such a thing to an animal you’ve had for that many years? To club the dog and then try to choke it and dump it in a bag, just because you can’t afford to take it to a vet. is disgusting. You could have contacted the vets. office and tell them your situation, and see how they could help you or at least refer you to where you can get treatment or car for your dog. People in this country have become monsters with their pets that they supposedly love.

  2. Barkley's Mom says:

    So your dog doesn’t eat for two weeks, you “can’t” afford to take it to the vets so beat it to death with a club! I hope this POS gets jail time and a fine so large that the “taking the dog to the vet” expense would sound cheap! Better yet make him pay for the vet costs of the dog he beat! This disgusting POS better never own another animal as long as he lives!

  3. Red says:

    This monster needs to be locked away. His excuse is just that…..a reason to beat an animal almost to death. DO NOT BELIEVE HIM!

  4. Barbara Cordon says:

    What an asshole! And i am just being polite! He is worse than an asshole. I hope they prosecute him to the fullest extend of the law and he gets jail time

  5. maxiemom says:

    Okay, I have a GREAT Idea! This useless waste of space is 70 years old, cruel, and an absolutely vile scumbag who doesn’t deserve to walk around the earth. In fact, judging from his behavior toward his dog, he’s been here far too long.

    So why not take a club and beat this piece of human excrement to death, stopping to choke him for short while, of course, to save the rest of us his despicable presence on this earth? He serves no useful purpose here. His devoted pet did NOT deserve to have his last memories on this planet be of his human, the person he loves most, be of him beating him to death.


    • Nancy Raymond says:

      Works for me – this old bag of shit should be tied up, stuffed in a bag and dumped in the desert – he deserves no less.

  6. ellen cottone says:

    hasent eaten in 2 weeks because you intentally cut off his food supply. he tried to eat paper .
    he just didnt starve to death quick enough for your convienance you brutal lying sack of shit. just wait to to see whats in store for you on your death bed. it will be terrifying and you will be helpless, just wait to see the horrible black thing that will come to collect you.
    i have no pity for you

  7. pennysdachshund says:

    This Puke has “LIVED” far too Long :: Hate to think of atrocities this “Low Life ” has committed over the years!!!! and GOT AWAY WITH!!!

  8. Diana Rowell says:

    Ha…many of these older people are the WORST, where do you think the young adults learn this crap. Don’t let them fool you with their outward appearance of being sweet, old and frail. Turn your back on some of these sadistic bullies and they’ll knock you out and rob you blind. Period!


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