Man severely beats Chihuahua because dog didn’t like baths

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A Round Rock, Texas man has been charged with animal cruelty after authorities state he tortured his Chihuahua mix named Woogie because the dog didn’t like baths and was “being combative.” Police arrested Denton Hodne, 53, and charged him with a third degree felony for cruelty to a non livestock animal.

According to CbsAustin, the disturbing incident occurred at the Wingate Hotel. Authorities were notified after occupants in one of the other hotel rooms heard “what appeared to be an animal being tortured.” As police arrived, they could hear loud thuds, and whines and cries of an animal. After Hodne allowed police to enter his room, Woogie was found on the floor bleeding and wrapped in a towel. The dog was rushed to a veterinarian where he was treated for hemorrhaging in his eyes “consistent with choking or significant trauma to the head region.” Hodne told police he had been “whooping” his dog with an open hand on its rear end.

An affidavit estimates Woogie endured “abuse and torture” for at least eight minutes. The dog is now under protective custody.

Hodne also faces a second degree felony involving methamphetamine. In addition there were syringes containing heroin. His bond has been set at $75,000.

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22 replies
  1. Pamela Bolton says:

    Take the dog away and put his butt in jail for five years. Unless the time is severe, this will never stop. Hope the dog is ok. I know he is traumatized now and forever.

  2. pennysdachshunds says:

    It is a Shame that Denton Hodne ( who looks 73 instead of 53) due to his extensive “Meth” use can’t be “HELD completely UNDER WATER ” in the tub FOR the EIGHT MINUTES that the PUTRID BASTARD tortured a “TINY HELPLESS Chihuahua” … I am sure this Moronic Nitwit was ruff in his handling and guilty of not working with this little guy so he wouldn’t be Frightened!!! This ABUSIVE CRIMINAL MINDED SCUMBAG NEED’s to be in PRISION and NEVER ALLOWED TO come Near another animal, Let alone Procure and Own one… HE SHOULDN’T even OWN a MAGGOT !!!

  3. J. Martin says:

    Dickhead .. instead of worrying about the dog having one. Why don’t you worry about yourself .. you ugly ass POS. Looks to me like you’ve barely had one yourself.

  4. maxiemom says:

    Put him in prison for the maximum amount of time. I’m certain the prisoners there will be happy to mete out the punishment this scum so richly deserves.

  5. Barkley's Mom says:

    Takes a “real tough man” to beat on a Chihuahua! This POS needs to be in jail and never let back out! I hope and pray Woogie finds a loving home and never suffers like this again.

  6. Adrienne says:

    So far, I like the comments and the way this scum should be treated. I hope that police agree and put him away for a long time and that Woogie ges a wonderful home to live in.

  7. Theresa says:

    I like to tie a rope around his neck and strangle him while puncheon him in the fucking face fucking worthless douche bag

  8. Nadya Rossi says:

    Heroin addict who tortured a little Chihuahua? Talking about a worthless, useless POS! Let’s waterboard him for awhile, then hang him! BTW, what does “third degree” abuse mean? He’ll probably walk.

  9. Red says:

    A tiny dog like that???? How did it survive a beating. SOMEONE BEAT THIS USELESS, WORTHLESS, PIECE OF SKIN until he can’t walk, see, or breathe!
    Come on Karma….. hurt this monster.
    Please deal Lord save this baby and let him find a good home…..let him see there are good humans around to love and show him compassion.

  10. Joanne says:

    ???????????? This is extremely heartbreaking, sad and disturbing!!! Poor little helpless Woogie suffered agonizing pain, horrific abuse, excruciating torture, despicable terror, and profound betrayal!!! Precious Woogie, I’m praying for your speedy and complete recovery, both physically and emotionally, and that you are placed in a loving and caring home where you will be respected, pampered, loved and live a healthy and happy life with a wonderful loving family. God Bless you, tender little Woogie. Precious Woogie, I’m praying for your deserved justice and that dangerous evil monster is prosecuted to the maximum extent!!! ♥️????????????????????????????♥️

  11. Nancy Raymond says:

    Another case of a useless waste named Denton Hodne – a meth head with the brain power of a doorknob – this asshole needs to OD and rid the world of his nasty self. To beat a tiny animal for NO reason is typical of a druggie – just hogtie him and dump his filthy butt in the desert –

  12. Star Shelley says:

    What in hell is wrong with some of this so call evil irresponsible call humans. They need to be round up and sent to hell. Wishing them a life of no peace in their cold black heart, soul and mind with nightmare for the rest of their pathic life.


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