In Chillicothe, Ohio, a man has been arrested and charged with allegedly throwing a 13-week-old puppy out of the window of his residence for barking, after which the man slammed the puppy onto the ground and threw it against the wall of a wooden fence – all as a punishment for barking.
According to the Ross County Humane Society, Joshua Keets has been charged with animal cruelty. On January 15, 2020 the Ross County Dog Warden and the Ross County Humane Society were contacted by Town and Country Animal Clinic in Chillicothe regarding an approximately 13-week-old male puppy who had been the victim of severe trauma and suspected abuse. Ross County Humane Society assumed immediate care of the puppy, and it was transported to Northfork Animal Clinic to be seen by a shelter veterinarian to be stabilized. It was decided that the puppy required advanced emergency medical care and was transported to MedVet Hospital in Worthington. The puppy, who suffered from fluid in the lungs as a result of the traumatic brain injury, subsequently passed away due to the extent of its injuries.
“Mr. Keets threw the puppy out of the window of the residence for barking, after which Mr. Keets was seen slamming the puppy on the ground, crating the puppy, and then picking up the crate with the puppy inside and throwing it against a wooden fence.”
Two other puppies in the home were removed. Belinda Hufferd, who also lived in the home, has been charged with animal cruelty because she failed to seek medical care for the puppy after it was injured.
Rest in peace little one.
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