There has to be a special kind of hell reserved for a suspected animal abuser in West Monroe, Louisiana who had been a dog sitter for a friend and “mutilated” it. The accused is said to have injured the dog, sprayed it with hot water and then locked it the freezer.
According to MyArklamiss.com, Samuel Smith, 24, was arrested Thursday evening by the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Department who stated the owner of the Yorkshire terrier had left her tiny pup in the care of Smith at her apartment on December 13. The dog’s owner said she received a call from Smith that morning claiming the dog had left the apartment, and when the dog returned, there were injuries to the dog’s face, eyes and head as well as some of the dog’s fur missing.
The dog was rushed to an emergency veterinary clinic, and at this time it is not known if the damage to the dog’s eyes will be permanent.
When questioned by authorities the next day, Smith admitted to spraying the dog with hot water in the bathroom and then putting the dog in the freezer for about 30 seconds. Remnants of the dog’s coat were discovered in the freezer section of the refrigerator at the owner’s apartment. Smith told police he didn’t like the pet, but had not meant to “mutilate” it and had just been “messing with the dog.”
Smith has been charged with aggravated animal cruelty and bond has been set at $5,000.
(Photos of Smith and the dog via screenshots MyArklamiss.com)
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