Connecticut Man Murders Pit Bull Baby with Drill
I'll start off by saying I hope our Rainbow Bridge Dogsters and Catsters will make Baby welcome. I doubt Baby knew any love or peace here. May Baby rest in peace.
Now onto the scumbag who obviously kept dogs around to torture and starve. I normally don't publish all reports of dog torture and murder. It just gets too depressing even for me. But I bet someone in Connecticut would like to follow up on this case to make sure that Baby gets justice and Saverino Cruz pays for his crime.
And please do not bark in to say the man was just upset over his son. I'm not buying it. From what the police found, this criminal had a history of mistreating dogs. Sure the child might have been nipped but what were the circumstances AND it must not have been much if he was released so quickly from the hospital. No, Cruz was a scumbag looking for something to abuse to make himself feel better. It makes me wonder how he abuses his son and others. Is Child Services investigating him yet?
Please be aware that the video on the WFSB news site is upsetting.
Police: Man Drills Into Dog's Head
Father Tried To Punish Dog For Biting Son, Police Say
January 14, 2008
PLAINVILLE, Conn. -- A man drilled holes in a pit bull's head as punishment for biting his son, police in Plainville said.
Channel 3 Eyewitness News reporter Hena Daniels reported authorities euthanized the pit bull, named Baby, on Monday.
According to Plainville police, Saverino Cruz, 32, drilled several holes in the dog's head using a power drill after the dog bit Cruz's 8-year-old son earlier in the day. Plainville police said two brothers are being charged in the incident.
"Saverino Cruz left work upon discovering his son had been bit. He went back to the household and, in a fit of rage, grabbed a power drill and drilled the dog that bit this son ... in the head several times," Plainville police Capt. Peter Costanzo said. "He then went to the hospital to see his son."
Police said the chain of events unfolded on Sunday when Cruz's brother, Enrique, the owner of the dog, was watching his nephew, Nick.
Baby somehow got out of a cage in the basement and bit the 8-year-old in the arm. Nick was rushed to an area hospital and was released a short while later.
When officers got to the house, they found another dog -- a 4-month-old puppy, police said. Both dogs were malnourished, unlicensed and not vaccinated, police said.
"The sanitary conditions were terrible in the home and that dog was also taken and placed in the pound," Costanzo said.
Police said Saverino Cruz later told investigators he was very sorry for what he did. He remains in police custody.
The other dog, named Coffee, is up for adoption at Plainville Animal Control.