Tallahassee man accused of severely breaking puppy’s leg

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In Tallahassee, Florida, the owner of a puppy has been charged with animal cruelty and neglect after authorities accused the man of severely breaking his puppy’s leg. David Rittman, 28, was arrested on Thursday after an examination of the puppy revealed the animal had been a victim of extreme neglect and cruelty.

According to WtxlNews, Tallahassee police officers responded to Rittman’s home on Flanders Boulevard earlier in February, where a witness told them them heard Rittman beating and kicking the puppy on several occasions. The previous night, the witness heard the puppy cry out in pain, and when she looked outside, she spotted Rittman standing over the pup talking to another person about “messing up” the puppy’s leg.

During the police interview, Rittman claimed he didn’t have the money to take the puppy to a veterinarian and that she had been bitten by a spider on her neck after her leg had been caught in a fence. Authorities seized the dog; a veterinarian found the puppy’s leg had been fractured and the animal infested with intestinal parasites and worms.

Recordings of the puppy crying out in pain were also turned over to police. Rittman, 28, was taken to the Leon County Detention Center.

Updates to follow.

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5 replies
  1. Pennysdachshunds says:

    This ETHNIC Lying Son of a Bitch :: Is a Parasitic Vermin and Needs to be dewormed with several doses of anti freeze !!! It will rid Society at Large of this Vile Scum.. That little Pup sure didn’t deserve this fate in it’s short life time… The authorities DID a Great Job putting a Stop to this maggot !!!

  2. Jan Barnes says:

    PLEASE–I would like updates on the CONSEQUENCES to the LUNATIC and also how the sweet little dog is doing!

  3. Barkley's Mom says:

    So why did this POS even have a dog? Do they get them just to have something to abuse? What is this country coming to? I hope they toss this lying sack of sh*t into a cell and forget he exists. Kudos to the witness that turned this maggot in and to the police that actually did something about it!


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