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Man beats 2 dogs with hammer because his girlfriend wanted them dead

By Mason White 10:10 AM October 19, 2015
Tad Whitworth 

By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on a charge of animal abuse after allegedly using a hammer to beat two dogs, police in Florida said.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said that they have arrested 49-year-old Tad Whitworth, after being accused of beating the two dogs because his girlfriend wanted them to be dead.

He was booked into jail, and his bail was set at $2,000.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded on Countryview Drive on Friday. Whitworth was at his girlfriend’s house, and she told him to kill the elderly dogs.

Whitworth took a hammer and beat them until they were unconscious.

Neighbors who heard the dogs’ screaming yelled at him to stop, but he refused, saying that his girlfriend, who owns the dogs, wanted them dead.

The dogs were taken to the Polk County Animal Control, and are being treated for multiple injuries. The dogs were identified as Bella and Tupac.

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