Teen accused of beating puppy to death

Teen faces charge for beating puppy to death

Spread the love
Get email updates when we post

A teenager in Florida is facing an animal cruelty charge for allegedly beating a puppy to death. According to CBS 12 News,18-year-old Kevin Braganca, from Boca Raton, is accused of beating his pit bull puppy so badly that the pup died from blunt force trauma injuries.

The authorities began investigating Braganca in April after lawn maintenance workers phoned 9-1-1 after seeing a man beating a tiny pup – the witnesses reported that the puppy was crying in pain and that the crying continued after the man, believed to be Braganca, dragged him inside.

The puppy was brought to an animal hospital by Braganca and his girlfriend – someone who works at the veterinary clinic claims that the couple could be seen taking “SnapChat” photos of the dead puppy. A necropsy revealed that the puppy showed signs of being abused and the cause of death was blunt force trauma. The accused man admitted to investigators that he occasionally spanked his dogs to discipline them, but he claimed that he didn’t know why this particular puppy had died.

Braganca has already been released from jail.

Continue reading: Social media video showing dog being beaten leads to arrests – read the story here

Please SUBSCRIBE to receive more current animal-related news and rescue stories.

Find more animal-related stories, and follow-ups to dogs at risk posts, at this link to the National Animal News Facebook page.

The heartbreaking reason dog only eats half of her food – read the touching story here.

Touching dog reunions you can’t miss – read here.


Nurturing mother cat helps save newborn kittens at shelter – read the heartwarming story here.


29 replies
  1. Theresa says:

    This fucking ugly dirt bag needs to be fucking killed fucking piece of shit he will never change he’ll always be an animal abuser

  2. Barkley's Mom says:

    Hey lawn maintenance workers, why didn’t you do something to stop this POS? So he occasionally “spanks” his dogs? How many dogs has he done this to? This poor dog! I take it he and his “girlfriend” thought this was ok, since it was a photo opt to post on “snapchat”! Just makes me sick!

  3. Helen says:

    He didn’t know why the puppy died? This POS killed his puppy and the authorities let him go. He needs a good beating and if he’s lucky he might live through it, If its up to me this bastard will never wake up! Rot in hell you low life poor excuse of a human being. Rest in peace little pup, you’re free now.

  4. Tracy Whitcomb says:

    I can NOT believe that they have been let go. He needs to be put in Prison and left there. What an asshole!!!!

  5. Sherry says:

    Florida, I hope you get serious with this good for nothing Pos punk. Never to own animals again. His stupid gf either; who would do this and worse yet, photograph it like they are proud. sick fucks. I’m about to go mental and start killing these fuckers myself.

  6. Joanne says:

    Rest in Sweet Heavenly Peace, Precious Angel Puppy, you are now safe in the tender loving care of Jesus and the Angels. Angel Puppy, I’m so very sorry that you were horrifically abused by that despicable soulless scumbag. Little Angel Puppy, you deserved so much better, you did not even have a chance to blossom because of that dangerous evil monster. This is extremely horrific and heartbreaking, this frail little innocent puppy suffered horrible abuse, agonizing pain, extreme terror, awful mistreatment, and despicable betrayal! Angel Puppy, I’m praying for your deserved justice. RIP, Sweet Angel Puppy, you are loved and you will not be forgotten.♥️????♥️

  7. Angela says:

    Ffs lock him back up he’s a danger to animals and probs kids now there’s a fine line between them and animal abuses go on to hurting kids , what a pos # nonce

  8. Kathleen Drude says:

    This is one more asshole who needs to be put away for what he has done! This also is the reason laws need to be stiffened for those who abuse, torture and kill helpless animals! They must be banned from ever being allowed to have any kind of animal again! There needs to be a list of these humans that are updated in real time!

  9. Nancy Raymond says:

    I read this punk named Kevin Braganca is already out jail but I hope there is a court case coming up – this miserable piss poor excuse for a human needs to learn a REAL lesson and hopefully there is a judge in Boca Raton with a backbone who will give this maggot some serious jail time where the predatory inmates can make good use of him,

  10. Cynthia Como says:

    Worthless pos!! And what outrageous me is this little fuck face puppy killer probably will not be punished as harshly as he needs to be! True justice would be a 5 year prison sentence for an attitude adjustment! U till these vicious monsters start being thrown in jail for a few years they will continue this brutal behavior! He deserves NO MERCY and he needs to have his face readjusted with a two by four!

  11. Beth says:

    PLEASE READ: Don’t just get mad—-do something positive that will work!! There is a petition at Animal Petitions.com Look for “Pit Bull Puppy Allegedly Beaten to Death Deserves Justice and you can right to the state attorney that is the recipient of the petition at: stateattorney@sa15.org—-TELL Dave Aronberg State’s Attorney for Palm Beach County, Florida that the sub-human coward and sociopathic predator, KEVIN BRAGANCA need to be lock up! He is a burden and threat to society. 88% of animal abusers are child abuser and this savage must be stopped.


Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *