Officers Save Puppy from Abuse and Arrest Owner

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8.28.13 - Puppy-Slammer Arrested

A Cincinnati man was arrested by two police officers after maliciously slamming a puppy to the ground. The incident happened right in front of a police station, and was seen and stopped by officers on duty.

Miles B. Howard harshly yanked the dog up, yelled at it, and threw it to the ground.

“The officers ran up and one stopped Mr. Howard and the other protected the puppy. He told them, ‘It’s my dog, I can do whatever I want to with it,'” said Lt. Joe Richardson.

Not according to the officers. The boxer-shepherd puppy, who suffered a few scratches to the top of its paws and under its chin, was confiscated and turned over to the Cincinnati SPCA to be cared for.

“We see some rare stuff, and we rarely see animal abuse. It rarely happens, but we see it, and to have it occur in front of the police station, it makes you think what’s the man thinking,” said Richardson.

Howard was arrested and charged with animal cruelty. It will be up to the court to determine if the puppy will be returned to its abusive owner or be placed for adoption to a loving family.

“He told the officers he was training the dog. I don’t know about a 49-year-old man, but my 3-year-old granddaughter knows you don’t throw puppies to the ground,” Richardson said.




8 thoughts on “Officers Save Puppy from Abuse and Arrest Owner”

  1. I live in the Cincy area and I am so glad to hear these officers took swift and appropriate action. Let’s hope the court does the same. There needs to be harsher punishments for animal abuse. Ideally abusers would not only lose the animal but serve jail time and pay fines that would go to fund shelters.

    • 🙂 Agreed. Court, PUT HIM INTO JAIL, and Not be able to have an animal living him. No one wants to any living thing being smashed to the ground, and especially with FORCE!! No one wants to see that 🙁 that’s not good.

  2. HELP STOP ANIMAL ABUSE!!! IT IS WRONG, You wouldn’t want to be smashed to the ground, and apparently its ”training”. What was this man thinking, He is a disgusting,dredful male, No one wants to see someone smashing such an adorable puppy!! DEAR MR Howard.

    How would you like it, if I did that to you!!

  3. Someone local please get a copy of the arrest report and let everyone know who “Mr Howard” really is and his home address, so his neighbors know to be careful with their pets and kids in that area.

  4. That is strange… He did in “in front” of the police station?? He was trying to get arrested…


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