Cincinnati, OH – A 29-year-old man has admitted to unspeakable acts of cruelty that claimed the life of a small, male dog earlier this month. According to multiple sources, Amani Ciers is facing a felony charge of animal cruelty for drowning and dissecting a Chihuahua at his home on Ezzard Charles Drive.
Ciers showed deputies and Hamilton County’s dog warden the body of his dog, Smokey, and explained to them that he had drowned the dog and then dissected his body. Ciers was booked into the Hamilton County Justice Center and is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 24.
Ray Anderson, spokesman for the Cincinnati Animal Care shelter tells Fox 19 News this is a “first” for him:
“This is extremely unusual. The drowning and dissection, that is not something we see ever. This the first time I’ve seen a case quite like this.”
This is not Ciers’ first run-in with the law. According to the news agency, in 2019 he had two “violent arrests” for domestic violence. One instance involved Ciers punching his dad in the head, and the other involved him repeatedly punching his sister in the face; both of those cases were ultimately dismissed.
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