A puppy barely survived a brutal beating by a man described as a “serial puppy killer.” On Wednesday, the Nassau County SPCA posted photos of the miracle survivor and wrote:
PRACTICALLY BEATEN TO DEATH
It’s difficult to imagine someone could harm such a sweet little dog, but her owner did just that, beating and choking her, leaving her with several broken ribs, her forearm broken in two places and a pulmonary contusion.
It’s a miracle this little girl is alive and recovering.
The man accused of the heinous crime is identified as 29-year-old Ellie Knoller. His wife, 30-year-old Jessica Kuncman Knoller, is facing charges for not doing anything to help the puppy who was horribly injured.
According to CBS New York, the surviving pup is not Knoller’s only victim – he allegedly killed two other puppies, in an equally brutal manner, in a short period of time. All of the puppies were brutally attacked within days of when they were acquired – the two puppies who died suffered catastrophic injuries including blunt force trauma which led to internal bleeding and cardiac and respiratory arrest.
District attorney Madeline Singas said:
In my 28 years as a prosecutor, I’ve never seen a case where someone committed this kind of serial violence against different puppies.
The couple has already been released from custody – they are prohibited from keeping or caring for animals while the case is being handled.
(Nassau County SPCA photo)
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