Updated: Jan 27, 2021
- Pennsylvania, USA -
Pennsylvania State Police received a report of a man who was seen swinging a white puppy in circles around his head with a harness and responded to the 2800 block of Route 220 in Ulster to investigate.
The poor furbaby was reported to be yelping in pain as a result.
An investigation revealed that not only the dog’s tail had been cut off several weeks ago, but its wound had not healed properly.
Police questioned 50-year-old RICHARD ARMITAGE JR. (pictured below).
ARMITAGE admitted to cutting the puppy’s tail off with a knife and said he never took him to a vet.
The furbaby, named Ryder, was taken to Bradford County Humane Society for care.
Ryder was covered in fleas and will have to have surgery next week to remove a vertebra to allow his tail to recover.
I have visited Bradford County Humane Society’s Facebook page hoping to find updates on the furbaby, but I could not find any.
ARMITAGE has been charged with animal cruelty and was arraigned in District Court.
In a fair world, someone would cut ARMITAGE’s babymaker with a knife and leave it to not heal properly.