7-year-old beats Shih Tzu, can’t be charged
As if all the recent stories of teenagers abusing, torturing and killing dogs weren’t dismal enough, now comes news out of Las Vegas of a 7-year-old mercilessly beating a Shih Tzu.
The dog was reportedly knocked nearly unconscious, spent two nights at an animal hospital, suffered burst blood vessels in his eyes, a partially broken jaw and lost several teeth, according to KTNV.
The owner of the dog, named Wiggles, says the boy snuck into her yard in North Las Vegas and began beating him.
“I really want justice to be done and somebody to be punished,” said owner Cynthia Carrillo. “Somebody needs to be talked to, to find out what is going through this little kid’s mind to want to do something like that.”
North Las Vegas police say that because the age of intent in Nevada is eight, the child can’t be charged. They are looking into the possibility of charging his parents though.
Wiggles is unable to eat solid food and may have to undergo surgery to fix his jaw.
Posted by John Woestendiek June 29th, 2009 under Muttsblog.
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