RICHARD ARMITAGE arrested for cutting his puppy’s tail off with a knife

Updated: Jan 27

- 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.


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