“Sound like this prick was known fairly well to the cops, having been done for vandalism etc. So I presume he got a slap on the wrist, which would be no deterrent to a 3 year old child…Consequently here we are…killing animals! His appetite for crime just got stronger, first the dog, better watch out…could be a child kidnapper or rapist next…if the Judge does not pass the right sentence. These people are cold hearted evil little shit’s who care for no one but themselves. Please sign the petition, lets get this vermin locked up for a long time…who am I kidding…6 months if lucky…F-ing pathetic!”
Andrew Delgado is accused of killing his family’s 3-year-old basset hound, Buddy.
An 18-year-old California man was behind bars Friday on charges that he killed his family’s basset hound by dousing the dog with lighter fluid and setting the pet on fire.
Suspect Andrew Delgado was arrested Thursday in Camarillo Heights, a coastal city north of Los Angeles, and subsequently confessed to the disturbing crime, cops said.
“During his interview after the arrest, he admitted setting the dog on fire and also told us he was under the influence of drugs at the time,” Capt. Don Aguilar with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department told the Daily News.
“We can’t confirm what kind of drugs he was on, but he did claim responsibility,” Capt. Aguilar said.
The dog was found clinging to life in a ravine near Delgado’s family home on Oct. 27, cops said.
Named Buddy, the severely burned pooch died a short time later.
“The inhumane act of it really hit home with a lot of people in the community,” Capt. Aguilar said. “There’s been an outpouring of concern with citizens very concerned about an arrest.”
Delgado was booked on arson and animal cruelty charges with bail set at $35,000.
He is due in court Tuesday.
“We were devastated that it happened and that it was someone who was supposed to be caring for Buddy,” Melissa Ruthenbeck-Chiaramonte, president of the Basset Hound Rescue group that placed Buddy with Delgado’s family, told the newspaper.
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