In Lake Worth, Florida, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man for “beating the hell” out of his dog and biting the two-year-old husky on the ear to show him who was the boss and to “establish dominance.
According to CBSNews, Patrick Shurod Campbell has been charged with one felony count of aggravated animal cruelty after deputies responded to a neighbor’s complaint about suspected animal abuse inside of a nearby apartment. Two roommates of Campbell stated they had heard him beating the dog.
The husky, named Dimetri, was found in a dark closet blocked off by a couch and what looked like blood stains on the carpet and armrest of the sofa. Campbell confessed to biting Dimetri on the ear and stated the dog had destroyed personal items in the apartment the day before – including a pack of cigarettes. When Campbell showed the dog the pack of cigarettes, the dog laid flat on the ground in fear. That’s when Campbell bit the dog in the ear.
On Friday morning, Judge Ted Booras set Campbell’s bail at $10,000 and ordered him to stay away from all animals. Campbell surrendered Dimetri to the Palm Beach Animal Care and Control. The dog will be placed with a rescue organization.
(Photo of owner who beat his dog to show who was boss via PBCSO and screenshot from CBSNews)
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