Man allegedly choked dog to death to avoid paying a veterinarian for care

Man choked dog to death
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A Pennsylvania man is accused of choking his own dog to death in order to avoid paying a veterinarian to provide the dog with care. As reported by the Citizen’s Voice, 27-year-old Dennis Blanchette admitted to the police that he had “choked the dog out.”

Blanchette’s dog, a three-year-old husky mix, was sick. The dog had lost its appetite and was experiencing diarrhea and vomiting. Blanchette took the dog to the local SPCA, where the dog vomited in the lobby. He was advised by shelter staff to get the dog to a veterinarian for an exam and treatment.

Blanchette claims that he did not have the funds for veterinary care, so he decided to kill his dog via strangulation, and then buried the dog’s body in the backyard of a Wilkes-Barre home.

A necropsy on the dog’s body confirmed bruising consistent with strangulation.

Blanchette’s actions have resulted in multiple charges, including: a felony count of aggravated cruelty to animals and misdemeanor counts of cruelty to and neglect of animals.

(Stock image of husky mix via Pixabay – NOT the dog from this story)

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  1. How much would you want to bet the dog could probably have been treated. Instead this idiot kills the poor thing. Did he tell the SPCA he didn’t have the money to take the dog to the vet? If he did, why didn’t the SPCA help the dog! What a bunch of uncaring POS’s!

  2. I can’t believe this POS is NOT still in prison……. would he do this to a toddler or an elderly family member???

    He will burn in Hell forever for his cruelty.

    Precious treasure I am very sorry humans failed you in every way possible….. you deserved so much better treatment than what happened to you……

    Precious treasure please look for MacKitty and join his wonderful snuggle buddies group and RIP amongst loving friends…….

  3. There are no words to describe what a sorry, worthless piece of garbage this person is. Of course the dog could have been treated and probably his condition wasn’t really all that serious. To kill a dog to save money is beyond despicable. Throw his ass in jail and forget about him. People like him don’t deserve to occupy the planet with decent people. Burn in hell you rotten SOB.


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