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Sunday, Jun 22, 2008County: San Bernardino
Alleged: Donald Brown
Case Updates: 1 update(s) available
The three-month-old puppy yelped every time its owner hurled the pup against the side of the dog house. Time and again, the pit bull-Labrador mix was thrown against the dog house. The pained cries and the noise of the impact drew the attention of neighbors Sunday night in the 11200 block of La Habra Avenue. They repeatedly tried to stop resident Donald Brown, 55, according to San Bernardino County Sheriff's officials.
Brown threw the 12-pound puppy so hard that the dog house would move each time, said Staci Johnson, a spokesperson for the Adelanto sheriff's station. She said each time Brown picked up the dog to throw it again he would hit it on the head.
Deputy Dana Weinberg arrived at 8 p.m., said Pamela Hoffman, public information officer for the Adelanto station.
"When Deputy Weinberg tried to talk with Brown, he became irate and started yelling at the deputy," said Hoffman. "The dog was a service dog for one of the people who lived with him at his residence and Deputy Weinberg is working with the City of Adelanto Animal Control to find placement for the puppy."
Brown was arrested for animal cruelty and for being drunk in public, and is being held at West Valley Detention Center in lieu of $30,000 bail, according to Johnson.
Despite the abuse, the puppy survived and is being checked by a veterinarian.
|The 3-month-old puppy that was repeatedly slammed against a dog house may soon be up for adoption, officials said Tuesday.|
Puppies are very resilient, and city of Adelanto Animal Control gave a good diagnosis for the one that was beaten Sunday by Donald Brown, 55, of Adelanto, according to City Manager Jim Hart.
"Once the owner signs ownership of the dog over to Animal Control they'll take it to the Apple Valley Protective League, where it will be available for adoption sometime this week," Hart said.
Brown allegedly threw the 12-pound pit bull-Labrador mix so hard that the dog house would move each time, sheriff's officials said. Each time Brown picked up the dog to throw it again he would allegedly hit it on the head.
Brown was arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty and for being drunk in public.
The dog was a service animal for Brown's wife, said Staci Johnson, public information officer for the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Adelanto station.
The Apple Valley Animal Protective League is located at 21779 Zuni Road in Apple Valley and may be contacted at 247-2102.
|Source: Victorville Daily Press - June 25, 2008|
Update posted on Jun 25, 2008 - 6:27PM
- Victorville Daily Press - June 23, 2008
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