Dionisio Vicente Salazar, 22, has been charged with the intent to commit a felony, larceny of an animal, and cruelty to animals, after he broke into a neighbor’s apartment, and caused severe, lethal injuries to their 15-week-old puppy, reports wavy.com.
According to Tonya Borman of the Virginia Beach Police Department, Salazar was seen entering a neighbor’s apartment, and left with their Boxer puppy, slamming him against the ground shortly thereafter.
The dog was rushed to nearby veterinary hospital, but his injuries were so severe that he had to be put to sleep. The necropsy revealed that the puppy had suffered skull fractures.
The case is still under investigation and additional charges may be forthcoming, according to police.