Owner charged with beating puppy with baseball bat for defecating in crate

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In Sterling, Virginia, the owner of a seven-month-old puppy has been charged with a Class 1 misdemeanor animal cruelty charge for allegedly beating  his black Labrador retriever with a baseball bat.

According to WdcwNews, Kevin R. Graves, 30, has been served with a warrant for his arrest by  Loudoun  County Animal Services. Graves was seen by witnesses beating the puppy on August 31. According to court records, Graves admitted beating the puppy named Buddy because he defecated in his crate. LCAS Chief Mark Stacks stated the puppy suffered significant injuries to his head and neck, but is currently undergoing treatment. The veterinary staff is hoping he makes a full recovery.

Buddy is now staying with a foster family who have fallen in love with him and plan to officially adopt him after he recovers. He has since been renamed Sako.

Graves is scheduled to appear in Loudoun County General District Court on Oct. 4; he faces up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000 if convicted.

(Photo of puppy beaten with baseball bat via Loudoun County Animal Services)

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20 replies
  1. Nancy Raymond says:

    This punk needs to get a serious dose of street justice – since the brain dead authorities pulled their usual insufficient charge of ‘misdemeanor’ for his cruelty – his mother should have beaten his useless ass when HE shit his pants as a baby – I hope Buddy’s new home is one of love, caring and happiness. I hope Graves gets exactly what he deserves – a life in the gutter where all trash lives.

  2. maxiemom says:

    You filthy white trash piece of s***, let the dog OUTSIDE if you don’t want him to go anywhere in the house!!!! How freaking lazy are you? Blaming the puppy for YOUR failures is typical of every bully, and I hope you go down for this to the fully extent of the law!!!

    The good news is you committed this crime in LOUDOUN (Northern Virginia), not Norfolk, where the jury isn’t going to have any sympathy for scum like you, so the odds are you’ll get exactly what you deserve.

    Hope you recover fully swiftly, Sako, and that you’ve found your forever home. You deserve all the love in the world.

    • Carol says:

      Actually the dog went in his crate. He was home alone for too long or asshole there doesn’t let him out. Public Hanging seems appropriate punishment in this case.

  3. pamela bolton says:

    I wish they would stop this “IF CONVICTED” crap. You have the evidence that he did this to this dog, what is this IF . Put his butt in jail for 5 years and charge him $5000. Unless the punishment is SEVERE, he WILL DO IT AGAIN.

  4. Cynthia Como says:

    A F*CKING MISDEMEANOR FOR AN ACT OF SUCH BRUTALITY???? Well the itty bitty slap on the wrist coming his way will really deter him from repeating this horror won’t it? I Guess the state of Virginia laws for animal cruelty thinks it will really send a strong message to this brutal beast’s violent action with that laughable misdemeanor charge! What a inhumane, laughable waste of time! Collect those fines for the court system Virgina because that’s all I care about with ur insufficient laws! Yup just go ahead and enable,condone and protect this vile POS puppy abuser! Makes me thoroughly sick! The state of Virginia should hang its head in shame! SMH

  5. Helen says:

    What the hell is wrong with these people??? Beating a puppy with a bat because he defecated in his crate is just plain wrong! It’s not the puppy’s fault if the POS neglected to walk the dog. Why get a puppy if you don’t want to properly care for it? Possible one year in jail and $1000. fine is not enough. It’s better to take a bat and beat the crap out of this human trash and then throw him jail. I want him to feel the pain he inflicted on this poor pup. Happy to know Sako will make full a recovery and a loving family waiting to adopt him.

  6. vicki hood says:

    Buddy gets lots of peoples love and kisses. Kevin R. Graves gets what he deserves we hope. Public involvement very necessary. Watch the DA and the judge carefully. Hope it means prison and a bit of justice while Kevin R. Graves meets with Bubba.

  7. Jill says:

    What a living bastard….vicious. Heinous. You deserve a jail sentence buddy!!!! And i hope you get to go with a jail with animal lovers….they will take care of you …bless them.
    Bless that little one is safe with a real family and LOVE…

  8. Theresa Gosch says:

    This guy even has the icy look of a prick!! He thinks he’s a tough guy, beating up on a defenceless animal( puppy) well their has got to be at least 1 person in the surrounding area to give this guy a fuckin beat down, Street Justice! I personally wouldn’t mind if he was 10ft under rotting with the Maggots!!!

  9. pennysdachshund says:

    He needs to LISTED as and ABUSER on SOCIAL MEDIA … GOD help the woman who should date , marry ,& have a child with this moronic , unstable , Nitwit!!! OR that he procure another pet!!!

  10. Red says:

    Dogs will not “go” in their crate…… unless they are NEVER LET OUT OF IT. This monster needs to be locked away. Minimum 10 YEARS, $10,000 fine and life time ban on ever owning, adopting or living in the same home as a pet.

  11. RD Rowell says:

    From the look on his face, HE NEEDS HIS ASS KICKED UP and DOWN the STREET SEVERAL TIMES OVER by SEVERAL people. Let me have him for 5 minutes and he WILL NOT have THAT look ANYMORE, nor will he be able to EVEN LIFT a bat, much less use it. PERIOD!


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