Dog Daycare Worker Charged with Killing a Dog

Accused of beating and kicking a dog inside a Buffalo dog grooming business

Tom Puckett
August 13, 2019 - 3:40 pm
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Buffalo dog day care worker is accused of fatally beating a dog while working in a pet grooming business.

The Erie County DA's office says 23-year-old Jarrod Dillman of Buffalo has been arraigned before Buffalo City Court Judge Barbara Johnson-Lee on one count of Aggravated Cruelty to Animals, a felony, and one count of Overdriving, torturing and injuring animals; failure to provide proper sustenance, a misdemeanor.

Prosecutors say Dillman, while working at PawPrints by Penny & Co. on Niagara Street in the City of Buffalo, caused the death of “Alessio,” a three-year-old Havanese, by throwing the dog against a wall and repeatedly kicking the dog while wearing boots. The preliminary necropsy results determined that the dog died as a result of blunt force trauma.

Dillman is scheduled to return on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. for a felony hearing. Judge Johnson-Lee set bail at $5,000 cash, bond or property.

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