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Man beats dog story

Post by News Tribune Staff on June 18, 2009 at 2:18 pm |
June 18, 2009 2:18 pm


An Orting man stands accused of beating Lily, his Doberman Pinscher, with metal bicycle handle bars because she was scared of the noise his motorcycle made, according to charging documents filed in Pierce County Superior Court on Monday.


Orting police were called to the home of Thomas T. Pettit early Sunday morning for a disturbance, possibly involving an animal, a prosecutor’s affidavit says.


According to it:


They heard yelling and cursing coming from the garage and when they entered found Pettit, a hurt and confused dog and blood in several areas.


There was blood on the floor, on a tool box, tool chest, carpet and walls.


“In the alcove there was a very large smear of blood on the back wall along with a puddle of blood below the smear,” the affidavit says. “There was also a large blood smear on a piece of what appeared to be a plastic part from a motorcycle.”


The officers also found blood on bicycle handle bars.


They asked Pettit what happened and he said he was “upset with his dog because she did not like the sounds his motorcycle (makes) and he loves to ride his motorcycles.”


He reportedly admitted to slapping her a few times and also said he may have thrown her.


Lily suffered numerous broken teeth which had to be extracted by a veterinarian.


Pettit was still being held in the Pierce County Jail Thursday on a charge of first-degree animal cruelty. His bond was set at $30,000.


For those who want to read all the grisly details, here’s the .pdf of the two-page affidavit.


(Photo of a totally different dog by andrewk100.)

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