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Thursday, Nov 19, 2009County: Cumberland
Alleged: Matthew T. Muich
Case Updates: 1 update(s) available
The Humane Society of Harrisburg Area and the state police are investigating the beating death of a Cocker Spaniel puppy in Cumberland County.
A Humane Society officer and a state trooper responded to a complaint of animal cruelty in Newville on Thursday.
The remains of an 8-month-old cocker spaniel puppy were found buried in the yard.
The person who reported the animal cruelty alleges that the dog had been beaten with a metal tool.
A necropsy of the remains showed that the dog had suffered at least 13 blows to the head and body. Evidence of previous abuse was also discovered.
Animal cruelty charges in the case are pending.
|Animal cruelty charges were filed Saturday before Magisterial District Judge Vivian Cohick against a Newville man who killed his 8-month-old cocker spaniel puppy last month.|
According to state police at Carlisle, Matthew T. Muich, 24, became angry with the puppy Nov. 19 and beat it to death with a metal ratchet extender tool. The incident occurred in the 3400 block of Ritner Highway in Penn Township.
Officials from the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area responded to the residence Dec. 3 to recover the remains of the puppy and perform an autopsy.
Results from the autopsy showed the puppy died of at least 13 blows to the head and body. HSHA also reported noting evidence of previous abuse.
|Source: The Sentinel - Dec 5, 2009|
Update posted on Dec 6, 2009 - 5:35PM
- WGAL - Dec 4, 2009
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