Man accused of adopting dog, then killing it

May 25, 2016
Floyd

Floyd

A man adopted a two-year-old chihuahua named Floyd from the Santa Barbara County animal shelter, then killed the dog, animal rescue activists say. The chihuahua was kicked, strangled and possibly drowned, according to the Animal Rescue Team, a Santa Ynez Valley nonprofit. [KCOY]

Four weeks after the dog was adopted, investigators found the remains of the chihuahua in a yard in Goleta. An anonymous tip led to the investigation, said Julia di Sieno, of the Animal Rescue Team.

The witness said the dog appeared to be afraid of its owner prior to its death. Another person reported hearing the dog whimpering, di Sieno said.

Volunteers for Santa Barbara County Animal Services say a good Samaritan helped a young man adopt the dog. The man could not afford the adoption fees.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office says it is looking into the incident. Sheriff’s officials did not name a suspect.


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20 Comments

  1. jamesco99 says:

    Hard to put into words how upsetting this is. Hope they find him and he has the same fate.

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  2. demiseofslo says:

    This is one of the saddest articles I have come across lately. Release his name and lets get him!

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  3. indigo1955 says:

    Signs of early socioppathy (aka, psychopathy)? Although described as a “young man”, you need go only as far as #1 on the list. Now: what is done here will make all the difference in the world for society. Will they monitor this young man and make him regularly accountable to the court system and an appointed therapist—or will we see yet another serial killer who flips out later on? It is up to the system. http://www.livestrong.com/article/201884-signs-of-a-sociopath-in-children/

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  4. achillesheal says:

    Lesson for the good samaritan learned the hard way – Help those who deserve, not those who need.

    We have far too many people in society now that need everything, but deserve nothing.

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  5. 65buick says:

    If he had given the dog a chance, he might have received love. Something he could probably use.

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