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)
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