“I know I would like to throw this bxxxh around, see how she likes it…shocking, prison is the only place for this POS”
Marlyn Carte, 50, was arrested Thursday night at her apartment on Joe Short Drive.
“I’ve seen a lot of abuse cases. I have never, ever seen anything like this,” Jackson County Humane Officer Sheila Chambers said. “The woman had the puppy around the neck. There’s no way it could have defended itself.”
“She loved the dog when she wasn’t drinking, but when she’s drinking, you know, you just gotta look over her,” neighbour Diane Lane said.
Police said neighbors called 911 after witnessing Carte beat the dog. When police got to her apartment, they said she was sitting in the floor crying, and said her puppy was dead after it fell down the stairs.
Neighbours told police a much different story, and said Carte picked up the dog by the neck, punched it in the face, and vigorously shook it, while cursing and screaming she was going to kill it.
It was then that she allegedly opened her apartment door and threw it inside.
“She went into detail that you could hear the puppy hit the wall, and you could hear the puppy yelp,” Patrol man J.E. Cogar of the Ravenswood Police Department said.
Police said the puppy was dead inside a cardboard box when they went inside. Neighbours said she became upset when the dog used the bathroom in the apartment.
“I try to save dog’s lives, saves animals lives, and I have to put up with that,” Chambers said.
Carte is in the South Central Regional Jail on a $50,000 bond.
Neighbors called 911 Thursday night, terrified after they said they saw a woman beating her 9-week old puppy and screaming she was going to kill the animal.
Marlyn Carte has been charged with felony animal cruelty. When police got to her apartment on Joe Short Drive, they said she was sitting at the bottom of her stairs crying, and said the dog had fallen down the stairs and was dead.
Witnesses told police they saw her pick up the puppy by the neck, punch it in the face and vigorously shake it, saying she was going to kill it.
Then she allegedly opened her apartment door, slung the puppy inside and witnesses said they could hear the dog hit the wall and yelp. On her way to the police station, police said she admitted to killing the puppy, known as Mojo to neighbors.
Police also said she was extremely intoxicated. The humane officer who responded to the call said this is the worst case of animal abuse she’s ever seen
Neighbors who called 911 said Carte had rescued the dog from animal abuse.