A Staten Island man was found guilty on Wednesday of repeatedly abusing his wife’s two-month-old Chihuahua puppy resulting in the dog’s death. Jerry Moore, 39, was convicted of felony aggravated cruelty to animals. According to Pix11News, Richmond County District Attorney Michael E. McMahon announced the following:
“This defendant mercilessly abused a defenseless puppy named Bambi over several weeks, causing such severe injuries that a veterinarian was forced to euthanize the two-month old Chihuahua. Today’s top-count felony conviction holds Mr. Moore accountable for his brutal actions and ensures that he will be put behind bars.”
Bambi weighed only two pounds, and on several occasions Moore either choked the puppy or threw her against the wall in the couple’s home. On the same day his wife returned home and found her puppy crying and unable to move, Moore threatened her and told her to “watch what she said to police.” The woman rushed her puppy to an emergency veterinarian; the dog died two days later. Her injuries were so severe that humane euthanasia was the only option. A necropsy determined Bambi died from traumatic brain injury caused by blunt force trauma.
(Photo of Staten Island man guilty of animal cruelty via screenshot Pix11News)
Moore will be sentenced on April 26 and faces a two to four years maximum prison sentence. Let’s hope the judge helps Bambi get some justice. Rest in peace little one; you never had a chance to live and be loved.
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