Heartless Man Cruelly Beats Puppy With Baseball Bat For Defecating In Crate

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A man from Loudoun County, Virginia, will soon face the courts for cruelly beating his own puppy with a baseball bat.

 

Kevin R. Graves, a 30-year-old man from Sterling, was seen beating his 7-month-old Labrador puppy, Buddy, by a neighbor on August 31. The good samaritan called Loudoun County Animal Services (LCAS), who came in time to save Buddy from his abusive home.

 

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Buddy suffered nasty injuries to his head and neck, but is expected to make a full recovery, according to the veterinarians who treated him.

 

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Sickeningly, the reason for the horrendous attack was minor and something that many puppies do; Buddy had defected in his crate. Graves told the police that this had made him lose his temper.

 

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Mark Stacks, chief of LCAS, strongly condemned Graves' abusive actions:

 

I think any abuse case we see with an animal is disturbing, it’s always more disturbing when it’s a violent crime that occurs. Nobody ever wants to hear that an animal is being struck with anything, let alone a baseball bat.

 

Buddy is still being monitored while he stays with a foster family. They have renamed him Sako and are planning to adopt the puppy once he recovers.

 

Source: DCW50

 

As for Graves, he will face the court on October 4. For the class 1 crime, he could spend up to a year in jail, as well as a $1000 fine.

 

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