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Friday, May 26, 2006County: Northampton
Alleged: Gary Bradshaw
Case Updates: 1 update(s) available
A Delaware County man is behind bars, accused of savagely beating his friend's dog. The animal had to be put down.
Tinicum Township Police say 41-year-old Gary Bradshaw may have used a butcher knife, and a crowbar, when he became angry with the mixed-breed dog on the afternoon of May 26.
Animal Control officers say the case brought them to tears. Bradshaw faces a number of charges, and could face several years in prison if convicted.
|Bail was reduced to $1 and a hearing was delayed on May 31 for a Tinicum Township man accused of beating and stabbing his roommate's dog so badly that the front of its head was caved in and it had to be euthanized.|
Gary Bradshaw, 41, remained in Delaware County Prison on a warrant for an unrelated crime, said Tinicum Township Police Chief Walter G. Fife Jr.
Fife said he didn't know the nature of the other incident. Bail in the dog attack had been $5,000, but the bail reduction was not uncommon, he said.
Bradshaw's hearing on animal-cruelty and other charges filed after the 2:30 p.m. attack last Friday on the dog, Otto - apparently with a knife and possibly a crowbar - was rescheduled for June 14.
Fife said Bradshaw told police the dog had bitten him on the lip.
The dog's owner told police he had left the house earlier in fear of Bradshaw, Fife said. No further details were given.
Dave Schlott, an animal-control officer called to assist another animal-control officer, Alan Strickler, said that when he arrived, the dog, a midsize mix believed to be part yellow Lab, had been on the porch, bleeding from the head and mouth.
"His forehead and that plate that covers the sinuses was detached from the rest of the skull," Schlott said.
When the animal breathed, he said, "it was just sucking air up into the brain. That gives you a sense of how severe the injury was.
"From what I understand, it was a pleasant dog," Schlott said.
He and Strickler placed the dog on a comforter and drove it in his truck to the University of Pennsylvania veterinary hospital, where it was euthanized.
|Source: Philadelphia Daily News - June 1, 2006|
Update posted on Jun 7, 2006 - 6:56PM
- 6abc.com - May 28, 2006
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