A dog drowned in a swimming pool after a man, who knew that the dog couldn’t swim, threw him in. According to NBC Miami, the cruel incident took place at a residence in Pembroke Pines, Florida, late Thursday night in the midst of a domestic disturbance.
The terrible situation
The dog who was thrown into the pool was said to be disabled – the police have arrested 40-year-old Juan M. Gonzalez on animal cruelty and battery charges. In a statement, the police recounted the allegations:
“The suspect also intentionally picked up the family dog and knowingly tossed the animal into a pool. This act occurred with the suspect having an understanding the dog could not swim and resulted in the animal’s inhumane death.”
As reported by the Dayton Daily News, the man’s pregnant ex-wife was also injured on the night in question. The arrest report states:
“The victim advised that during the physical altercation, the defendant was screaming and yelling and destroying personal property within the house. The victim also stated that she could hear the dog apparently suffering and crying for a short period of time. Ultimately, the family dog drowned.”
The suspect has denied hurting his ex-wife, but has admitted to throwing the dog into the pool.
(Screenshot of deceased dog)
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