This article will surely disgust you and piss you off. And so you know, there are no details of how he killed the puppy in the article but still read with caution. West Branch, Iowa is only 15 miles from where I live (Iowa City). That’s entirely too close for me.
January 8, 2012
A 39-year-old West Branch man is accused of killing his girlfriend’s puppy Friday during an argument.
According to the criminal complaint, Chadwick Schultz was having a heated argument with his girlfriend, who locked herself in the bathroom because of Schultz’s history of physical abuse. He was reportedly “highly agitated.” Within about 90 seconds, the woman reported hearing her 7-week-old Old English Black Mastiff puppy yelping in pain. When she came out of the bathroom, she said the puppy was on the floor dead near Schultz, who allegedly told her, “It was an accident.” Schultz has a history of animal abuse.
The puppy, which weighed about 14 pounds, was a Christmas present from the woman’s brother. According to the complaint, the puppy was healthy.
Schultz is being held at the Johnson County Jail in lieu of $2,500 bond. He is charged with intentionally killing an animal owned by another person, an aggravated misdemeanor.