Teen accused of kicking puppy in apartment elevator

Puppy allegedly attacked in elevator
Spread the love

A Virginia teen is accused of dragging, and then kicking, a puppy inside of an apartment elevator in Newport News. According to WTKR News, 19-year-old Rebeca Castellanos was charged with animal cruelty after surveillance video at the Liberty Apartments captured her “violently” dragging a 10-month-old pit bull named Hendrix into an elevator, and then kicking the pup.

Castellanos allegedly kicked the puppy in his side, even though the video showed him doing nothing more than cowering in the elevator. The pup has been seized from Castellanos’ custody and taken to the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter for care.

Another person, identified as 22-year-old Tyler Williams, is also facing a charge for inadequate care. Williams and Castellanos are expected in court on May 23. The accused woman refused to talk to the news station about the alleged incident in the apartment elevator.

(Screenshot of Hendrix via WTKR News)

More news and updates at the National Animal News Facebook page

Please SUBSCRIBE to receive more current, animal-related news.

Man accused of killing daughter’s dogs because she didn’t do chores – read more here.

Woman turns pet over to a zoo after learning shocking truth – read more here.

Woman gets rid of pet after learning it's not a dog

Story idea? Please email [email protected] for consideration

Did you know that if you want to get updates from a Facebook page, you have to do more than just “like” it? To get recent postings in your Facebook feed, you must also hover your mouse over the word “following” and then click “see first” from the drop-down menu. You may want to check back with your favorite pages on occasion because Facebook often changes your settings, no longer having your favorites among those to “see first.”

Spread the love


  1. Please keep Hendrix away from these monsters permanently! Castellanos and Williams need long prison terms with no plea deals or chance of parole!

  2. “Just a kick” and next time would be something more serious. Better to take this dog away from him than chance his anger again.

  3. Both of these punks need to be kicked across the city of Newport News if not the state of Virginia – Rebecca Castellanos and Tyler Williams are both ghetto rats and should be treated like such. Hendrix did nothing to deserve this smelly bitch treated him so cruelly – two useless wastes of space – give them what they deserve – let their nasty butts sit in prison and see how they like being abused by hardened inmates – Hendrix should never be anywhere near either one of them again, he is the only one worth saving.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here