When Florida police were called in to investigate reports of loud noises and a frightened dog’s cries at an Aurora Street home, they weren’t entirely certain what to expect. What awaited them was a horrific and cruel scene.
Police arrived on the scene at the home of Travis Archer, 43, and found his nine-month-old black Labrador named Ponce lying, dead, over a broken area of the fence.
He had been chained up, his mouth gagged and blood staining the area around him, and his owner had left to die. Police then found a knot rope covered in blood, and were able to put two and two together.
Archer had cruelly beaten his dog to death, but denied this, saying that he found the house in a mess upon returning home and hit Ponce as a disciplinary measure, but only twice.
He alleged that the dog had then bit him on the hand, even though it was only a small cut, and refused to answer questions regarding Ponce’s death.
What a terrible pet owner! How can anyone do such a cruel thing to the one they are supposed to care for? Archer has been arrested and charged for animal cruelty. Rest in peace, Ponce. You deserved so much better.
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[h/t Pet Rescue Report]