Owner tried to sell dog for a cigarette before he beat and choked pet

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In West Elsdon, Chicago, the owner of a small terrier tried to sell his dog for a cigarette and then repeatedly beat her and choked her outside of a local supermarket in 95-degree heat on Saturday. Jaroslaw Kowalkowski, 47, faces aggravated animal cruelty charges to animals.

According to DnaNews, a witness called authorities reporting a man “choking an animal to death,” in front of a store. Kowalkowski was alleged to have beat the one-year-old terrier mix, choke her and then drag the dog across the ground. After police responded and found the dog, she was in a bloodied bed barely breathing and not able to move. Officers tried to give her water and food inside of the supermarket, but the dog wouldn’t move.

Transferred to Animal Care and Control, veterinarians decided to humanely euthanize the dog. Court reports stated the dog suffered from heat exhaustion and Parvo. She had no fractures. Kowalkowski told police the dog, named “Luse” was a nice dog but something was wrong and he said she “was a little sick.”

Kowalkowski’s public defender said his client was homeless and worked at installing hardwood floors. He has previous convictions for aggravated DUI, aggravated assault of a police officer, criminal trespass to land and resisting arrest. Cook County Judge Michael Clancy released Kowalkowski on his own recognizance pending court action.

Rest in peace Luse. It just doesn’t appear you will get any justice.

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(Photo screenshot of man who tried to sell his dog for a cigarette via Dna News)

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14 replies
  1. Pamela Garlisch says:

    All those priors and they release him on his own recognizance????? Wow! I’m ashamed to say I live near Chicago. This person needs to be locked up for a long time, he really has a problem.

  2. vicki hood says:

    Hope the judge gets watched and does not give a slap on the wrist. This poor innocent dog suffered so. This sewer scum has no remorse and will hurt other innocents.

  3. Nancy Raymond says:

    Another spineless inhumane judge who let this hunk of maggot puke walk out after murdering this poor little dog – this homeless bastard Kowalkowski is damned lucky I am not in Chicago – he’d have been dead before the police ever got there. I truly hope he ends up under a filthy bridge dying slowly, painfully and no one cares. He will never show up for court and Luse will never get justice for the horrific life this POS made her live.

  4. Adrienne says:

    Homeless or otherwise, no excuse for what he did to Luse. What he did to this dog should be done to him until he is dead. Absolutely no reason to keep him alive. This makes me so made that only one person contacted police and this scum was able to beat the dog and choke it. Why didn’t people around him try to stop him? In numbers you could overpower him if he tried to lash out at you, but why people don’t try to stop this abuse and ultimately death, is something I don’t understand. How can you just watch this man beat his dog and then choke it without intervening.

  5. pennysdachshunds says:

    NICE MOVE “Judge?” Michael Clancy letting this PSYCHOPATHIC LOW LIFE our on his own without a second thought to that Poor little animal and the Horrific Suffering she had in the process of dying!!! What would YOU have done if it was YOUR PET he did this to… OH forgot you probably don’t even have a PET with the amount of compassion and concern YOU showed for this little Girl Dog!!! SHAME ON YOU :

  6. pennysdachshunds says:

    Chicago NEEDS a few MORE JUDGES like this ONE!!! What a waste of taxpayers dollars… this falls under the category of Moronic, and Blasé !!!!

  7. Barkley's Mom says:

    Jaroslaw Kowalkowski,is a POS who with his checkered past, needs to be in jail (he has done enough damage in society)! I can’t believe they let this guy out on his own recognizance, I’m willing to bet they will never see the POS, until he again breaks the law in some way! What is wrong with our judges?

  8. Red says:

    I don’t get it. Is every judge an animal hater? WHY will they not punish animal abusers, torturers or murderers??? I am SO SICK of this. It should be noted somewhere the judge who released this monster, and when he goes out an hurts or kills a human….then hold the judge who released him from this offense RESPONSIBLE!

  9. Pamela Bolton says:

    Here we go again!!! Another slap on the wrist!! What do you want to bet he gets “community service ” and no time for the killing of the dog. God knows how much I hate HUMANS.


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