Earl Township man alleged to have slammed dog against wall with ax

In Earl Township, Pennsylvania, a 41-year-old man was arrested on Monday evening by authorities after he allegedly slammed the family dog against a wall in his home and then severed the badly injured dog’s head with an ax.

According to the Reading Eagle,  Joshua Leneweaver’s wife called police on Sunday morning after her husband supposedly killed the family’s Chihuahua. When the woman returned home from work she asked Joshua where the dog named Pip had been hiding. The man replied ” there was no more Pip.”

Later that evening after the children were asleep, Joshua told his wife he became angered when the dog wouldn’t go to the bathroom outdoors. As he reached for the scared dog under the table, Pip bit him, and the enraged man picked up the dog and slammed the defenseless animal against the wall causing severe head injuries. He then grabbed an ax and partially severed the dog’s head to kill it.

Pip’s body was later found in the garbage.

Leneweaver was sent to Berks County Prison in lieu of $2,500 bond. He has been charged with aggravated animal cruelty – a felony.

Rest in peace little one.

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3 replies
  1. Diana Rowell says:

    Women that stay with men like this VILE THUG astound me that they REFUSE to believe these BARBARIANS are capable of DOING the SAME thing to their children as well as herself. I pray I’m wrong about this thug, but I bet we hear about him being arrested for beating one of their children near death or DEAD.

  2. Bunny Peters says:

    Absolutely disgusting…… that poor furbaby

    This is how serial murderers get started. First on small defenseless animals then people. I suspect he has done this before, just not caught…..

    He is a lost soul. Hope he enjoys prison and then burning in the hottest part of Hell forever for his cruelty…..

    Poor precious little treasure Pip and the others murdered by this POS, your lives mattered and I hope you get justice for your murders……. Please look for MacKitty and join his wonderful snuggle buddies group and RIP amongst loving friends.


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