9 Year Old Boy Charged With Cruelty for Killing 2 Dogs

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A 9-year-old boy from Warsaw, NY is facing charges for beating two dogs to death. Warsaw police say the child beat a neighborhood dog to death with a golf club in November. Earlier this month, police say witnesses saw him choke and beat a family puppy.

“The boy was allegedly seen with a small puppy on a leash and was choking the dog and then actually swinging the dog by the leash and striking a building with it,” Chief Blythe said,  “And he was seen doing that a couple times.”

Blythe said the boy was not charged in November due to lack of evidence, and the fact that the dog’s owner was uncertain about pressing charges. The child’s identity will not be disclosed to the public: the case is being tried in family court in order to protect his anonymity.