- Pennsylvania, Florida, USA -
On August 19, 2019, 27-year-old DENNIS JOSEPH BLANCHETTE (pictured below), strangled to death his 3-year-old Husky mix and then buried the furbaby in the backyard of his home on South Meade Street in Wilkes-Barre (PA).
When this human trash was questioned by the authorities, he said that his dog had no appetite, had stopped eating and was suffering from vomiting and diarrhea.
BLANCHETTE then said that he could not afford to take his dog to be checked out by a vet, so he took it upon himself to strangle the dog.
According to charges filed by the SPCA of Luzerne County, this murderer admitted he “choked the dog out.”
On August 22, a humane officer recovered the dog from a shallow grave in the backyard.
According to court documents, BLANCHETTE took his dog to the SPCA and the furbaby vomited in the lobby.
Staff told him to take the dog to a veterinary hospital but had no money to pay for medical care.
On September 9, 2019, a humane officer charged BLANCHETTE with felony and misdemeanor animal cruelty offenses, BUT ON SEPTEMBER 19, AT A PRELIMINARY HEARING, MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT JUDGE DAVID A. BARILLA DISMISSED THE CASE!!!
After a second criminal complaint was dismissed due to a legal technicality, the SPCA filed a third complaint against BLANCHETTE on November 21.
In November 2019, news outlets were reporting that BLANCHETTE was being sought by police for committing a robbery.
BLANCHETTE was on the run from the police and the SPCA.
On January 27, 2020, BLANCHETTE was apprehended by Boynton Beach police in Palm Beach County on fugitive from justice warrants from Pennsylvania.
The Citizens’ Voice reports that on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, BLANCHETTE was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Thomas F. Malloy Sr. on felony animal cruelty charges.
This human trash was ordered jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility with bail set at $25,000.
Judge Malloy ordered BLANCHETTE held at the county jail pending a preliminary hearing which is scheduled for September 22.