Man Faces Felony Charge For Fatally Bludgeoning Puppies With A Log

Published: April 22, 2021 at 08:55 AM Author: Penny Eims

On April 9, police in Dallas, Texas, arrested a 20-year-old man who is accused of fatally bludgeoning two puppies with a log. The police were able to arrest Sebastian Acosta on a 3rd-degree felony charge thanks to tips from the public.

Video (captured from surveillance/game cameras) reveals the moments leading up to the puppies’ death and those videos were widely circulated on social media, helping the authorities get the tips they needed to make their arrest.

What Sebastian Acosta did is unconscionable! He must NOT receive a plea deal – please sign today to help us convince court officials that Acosta needs to receive the maximum sentence for his charge of Cruelty to Non-Livestock Torture/Kill.

On April 8, the Dallas Police Department issued a release about this cruelty case – asking the public to help them identify the man who pulled two Pyrenees-type puppies from the back of a silver Ford F-150 stopped at 2400 Dowdy Ferry Road. The man can be seen picking the puppies up by the scruff of the neck and carrying them a short distance away. One video clip (not shown below) includes heartbreaking audio in which the puppies can be heard crying as they are killed with the log.

Video of suspect here.

What type of person is capable of committing such a despicable act of cruelty? This was a savage act of cruelty which snuffed out the lives of two innocent puppies.

Sebastian Acosta must receive the maximum sentence for his felony animal cruelty charge and we need your support to ensure that it happens. Please add your name to the petition (and share it widely!) to help put Acosta behind bars!!

Click here to see what Animal Victory will be fighting for.

Dallas Police Department press release

News: NBC DFW

Note: The dog (adult pit bull type) seen in the bed of the truck was seized by the police (for protective custody) when Acosta was arrested.

Suspects are presumed innocent until being found guilty in a court of law.

Update 8/17/2021: Animal Victory has learned that court has been moved to 8/20/2021.

Update 4/10/2021: The SPCA of Texas has taken custody of the dog that was in the truck when the puppies were killed. In a news release, the animal welfare agency stated, “The live dog, Zeus, is currently under protective custody and will be evaluated and cared for by medical staff at the SPCA of Texas during the ongoing investigation. He will then be evaluated for placement once the investigation is complete and the SPCA of Texas has been granted court-ordered custody.”

Individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Man Faces Felony Charge For Fatally Bludgeoning Puppies With A Log

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