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Pit bull pup bears brunt of beau's wrath

Discussion in 'Pit Bull News' started by firedrake13, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. firedrake13

    firedrake13 Good Dog

    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A violent dispute between a Castleton Corners woman and her boyfriend culminated in the man's allegedly beating her dog and trying to throw the young animal from a window of her sixth-floor apartment.

    Joshua Burgos, 20, of LaGuardia Avenue, was arrested and charged with animal cruelty and criminal mischief stemming from Thursday's incident on the 200 block of Westwood Avenue.

    The hulking, 240-pound defendant savagely kicked Nena, a 1-year-old pit bull mix, bruising and bloodying the dog's eye and nose and injuring its ear, according to prosecutors and Nena's owner, Danielle Perrineau.

    The brown-and-white dog's left ear was badly swollen yesterday and its left eye remained reddened.

    "She's traumatized," Ms. Perrineau, 26, said during an interview at her apartment. "Her tail's always between her legs."

    Ms. Perrineau said that, lacking funds, she hasn't yet brought the dog to the veterinarian. However, she hopes to do so early next week.

    The incident occurred around 12:15 p.m., court papers said.

    Ms. Perrineau said she and Burgos, who have been dating for about a year, became embroiled in a verbal dispute in her apartment.

    The argument grew heated, and Burgos, she said, snatched her cell phone and chucked it out the window. She grabbed his cell phone in retaliation. They began struggling and she "accidentally" tossed Burgos' phone out the window, she said.

    "He went bananas," said Ms. Perrineau.

    Burgos dragged Nena out of her cage and beat her, Ms. Perrineau said. The dog began crying.

    Ms. Perrineau said she ran outside to try to find Burgos' cell phone, hoping its recovery would quell his anger. As she searched, the defendant threw her clothes and other items out her window, she said.

    Ms. Perrineau said she ran and called police.

    When she returned, her mother and other witnesses told her Burgos had hung Nena off the roof of the six-story building. She said she did not see it herself.

    However, prosecutors said Ms. Perrineau told police Burgos had tried to throw Nena out her apartment window. The dog bit the defendant, which apparently saved her life, said prosecutors.

    Ms. Perrineau said Burgos brought Nena to an adjoining building in the Todt Hill Houses apartment complex and she found the dog, bloodied and listless, in a hallway.

    Ms. Perrineau returned to her apartment, as did Burgos a short time later, prosecutors said. He allegedly banged and kicked the door, damaging it and the lock before leaving.

    "He shouldn't have taken it out on my dog," Ms. Perrineau said yesterday as Nena, normally friendly and 'lovable,' stood woefully by her side. "She didn't deserve anything that happened to her."

    Burgos was charged with overdriving, torturing and injuring animals, as well as fourth-degree criminal mischief, both misdemeanors. He was to be arraigned yesterday in Stapleton Criminal Court and potentially faces up to a year in jail if convicted.

    Advance records show Burgos was shot in the hand Nov. 30, 2007, behind a Mariners Harbor apartment building. Burgos told cops he was shot while being robbed by three men, but investigators believed he accidentally shot himself.

    Burgos did not immediately return a telephone message left yesterday seeking comment.

  2. ganja

    ganja Good Dog

    if you can't pay for a vet you should not take a dog IMO...

    sad story...
  3. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Administrator

    I hope someone beats his ass and tosses him off a building. I'm calling my vet now to try and help this dog. Ok, the newsperson that wrote this article is going to see if they can take the dog to my vet. If they cannot afford to pay for treatment, I told them I would pay for it.
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 10, 2009
  4. Arrowhead

    Arrowhead Good Dog

    That's so sweet of you Michele!

    What an a$$hole that guy is!
  5. chloesredboy2

    chloesredboy2 Good Dog

    My sister in law's parents live across the street from this woman who everytime her and her piece of shit boyfriend get in a fight ,he beats the poor lab to terrorize her.The police are allways getting called,but she never boots his ass out for long. These guys are nothing but cowards.Just as bad as people who beat on helpless children:mad:
  6. Dawgie

    Dawgie Little Dog

    Kudos to you Michelle!!!!
  7. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Administrator

    You need to take pictures and call AC.
  8. Mollie's Nana

    Mollie's Nana Krypto Super Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Michele, you are priceless!! Let us know what happens with this poor dog.

    Sad thing is, if this has happened over and over, and she keeps taking him back, pretty soon it will be her he beats, and one day, she may not recover. :no2:
  9. You are wonderful for doing that, Michele!

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