Thursday, April 20, 2017

Florida: Police say Zachary Kelly held a puppy down and bit her on the ears because she was "acting up"

FLORIDA -- A Brevard County man was arrested, accused of biting the family dog.  Police said the suspect told them he was trying to "teach the dog a lesson."

According to investigators, Zachary Kelly, 30, became upset with Phoebe, a four-month-old puppy who was "acting up."


They say he held the dog down and bit her on the ears, causing the animal to repeatedly yelp.

"I'm obviously not happy about it," said Jessica Wenner, the suspect's girlfriend and dog's owner.

Wenner said the dog's cage was broken when police say the animal cruelty led to a fight between the suspect and his brother, whom he also bit on the chest.

"He has some marks on him, but he's fine," explained Wenner.

Wenner allowed us to visit with Pheobe and even check her ears. Despite what police said happened to the dog, the puppy appeared to be doing okay.


A judge ordered the suspect not to have any contact with his brother or the dog.  Kelly is charged with animal cruelty and battery.

Full Name: Zachary Thomas Kelly
Gender: Male
Birthdate: 12/01/1986
Block: 1000 Coronado Dr
City: Rockledge, Florida 32955
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 160 lbs
Arrest Age:30
Time: 6:35 AM
Arresting Agency: Rockledge Police Department
Total Bond: $5,500
#1 Battery Domestic Viol
BOND: $1500

#2 Animal Cruelty-Felony-Cause Cruel Death Pain & Suffering
BOND: $2500

#3 DWLS With Knowledge
BOND: $500

#4 DUI
BOND: $500

#5 Reckless Driving
BOND: $500

(Fox35 - April 19, 2017)

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