An Illinois teenager, accused of using a box cutter to slash a young puppy’s back and throat, will be tried as an adult. According to the Belleville News Democrat, the 17-year-old was originally set to be tried in the juvenile court system, but on Thursday, a judge decided to transfer the case to an adult court.
The victimized puppy, since dubbed “Thor,” was injured in late July. Officers with the Kewanee Police Department were summoned to the Lakeland Terrace apartment complex to investigate a report of an injured animal. Officers discovered a puppy, just six-to-eight weeks of age, with back and neck injuries – the puppy was covered in flies and maggots from the injuries, which were estimated to be 12-24 hours old.
The puppy was transported to an emergency veterinarian for care and he has since recuperated with the support of the community and staff and volunteers with the Henry County Humane Society of Kewanee.
Prior article about this animal cruelty case here.
Justice for Thor Petition here.
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