Dog Day Care Worker Pleads Guilty to Felony Charge for Beating Dog to Death

Nov. 6, 2019

A 23-year-old Buffalo man who worked as a dog daycare attendant admitted to beating a dog to death in State Supreme Court Wednesday, according to the Erie County District Attorney’s Office.

Jarrod Dillman pleaded guilty before State Supreme Court Justice Russell P. Buscaglia to one count of aggravated cruelty to animals, a felony.

Prosecutors allege that on Aug. 3 Dillman, while working as an attendant at PawPrints by Penny & Co. on Niagara Street in Buffalo, caused the death of Alessio, a 3-year-old Havanese mix. Dillman admitted to using a leash to throw the dog against a wall. He also repeatedly kicked the dog while wearing boots.
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