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Virginia man slams his neighbor’s puppy on the floor because he was angry with dogs

By Mason White 1:04 PM October 27, 2013
Dionisio Vicente Salazar and the dog 

By: Moses Gold
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested and charged with animal cruelty after he allegedly slammed his neighbor’s puppy on the floor because he was angry with dogs, according to police reports in Virginia.

Virginia Beach Police said that a man is facing multiple charges after he hit a neighbor’s dog on the floor.

Officers found a puppy that was seriously injured when they were called to the 700 block of Hampshire Lane around 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, according to Tonya Borman of Virginia Beach Police Department.

The 15-week-old puppy was taken to a local veterinarian for treatment. Borman said that due to the severity of the dog’s injuries, the puppy was euthanized.

“I am devastated. The dog was the only thing I had,” Cedrick Alston, the dog’s owner, said.

“I was doing pretty well. Now that this happened, I feel like a complete failure,” he also said.

The puppy suffered from serious skull fractures, according to the vet.

Police determined that the suspect, identified as 22-year-old Dionisio Vicente Salazar, entered a nearby apartment and took the puppy. Salazar was seen running into the street with the puppy and slamming it on the floor.

“He was pacing up and down the street going crazy and yelling at the dogs,” Alston said.

Salazar was charged with burglary with intent to commit a felony, larceny of an animal, and animal cruelty. Police said additional charges may be filed.var p = new anv_pl_def(); p.config = {}; p.config.width = 610; p.config.height = 360; p.loadVideoExpressV3(‘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|STAGEV3|SPSQA’);