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Man Faces Felony Charge For Fatally Bludgeoning Puppies With A Log

Published: April 09, 2021 at 08:55 AM Author: Penny Eims

Dallas, Texas – 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


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.

Final update 12/09/2021: Animal Victory has learned that Sebastian Acosta was sentenced to six and a half years in prison on Monday, Dec. 6 after entering a guilty plea. Dallas Animal Advisory Commission’s Stephanie Hanson said of the sentence, “I think we need to change the narrative. It shouldn’t even be a celebration. It should be that’s a normal. The celebration is when the public starts standing up and saying, ‘we’re not accepting this anymore.'”

Animal Victory thanks each and every person who took the time to sign this petition and help bring a successful end to this case. We appreciate you and your efforts to end animal cruelty!

Update 11/08/2021: Animal Victory has learned that the court date has been reset to 11/09/2021 at 9:00 a.m.

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

Update 5/25/2021: Animal Victory has spoken with Assistant District Attorney Felicia Kerney. She has informed us that court is tentatively scheduled to go to Grand Jury on June 22, 2021. Click here to learn more about this conversation.

Update 5/6/2021: Animal Victory sent 21,549 signatures and comments to Attorney’s John Creuzot, Kathleen Childs, and Felicia Kerney as well as to County Commissioner Judge Clay Jenkins.  READ PETITION LETTER HERE. 

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.


Man Faces Felony Charge For Fatally Bludgeoning Puppies With A Log

1,243 signatures = 8% of goal


1,243Anonymous Dec 15, 2021
1,242 Gib M Dec 14, 2021
1,240 Anna Albury Dec 14, 2021
1,239 Jennifer McDowell Dec 14, 2021
1,238 TRACY BRITTON Dec 14, 2021
1,237 Lynn Sajdak Dec 14, 2021
1,236 Mélanie Truchon-Lepage Dec 14, 2021
1,235 Denise Grace This scum deserves more then he got. But I can accept her got what he got. There is no need to abuse, torture or kill animals! Dec 13, 2021
1,234 Rhonda Myers Dec 13, 2021
1,233 Donna McCowen Dec 13, 2021
1,232 Liz Johnson This evil person needs to suffer for what he did. Shocking, cruel and inhumane and a person who is Godless! Dec 13, 2021
1,231 Amanda Silver Dec 13, 2021
1,230 Loraine Pretorius Dec 13, 2021
1,229 Kathy Bissell Dec 13, 2021
1,228 Debra Boles Dec 13, 2021
1,227 Janet Fuls Dec 13, 2021
1,226 gina young Dec 13, 2021
1,225 Teresa DePaula People Who Torture Animals do the Same to People. World is a safer place with evil in prison or …. God did not give us animals to torture. Satan has consumed this evil man. Dec 13, 2021
1,224 valentina van dijk That evil monster Acosta deserves the death penalty!!!! Kill that evil ugly bastard!!!! Dec 13, 2021
1,223 Joanna Hardeman Dec 13, 2021
1,222 Norma Marais Dec 13, 2021
1,221 raghavendra f Dec 13, 2021
1,220 Margaret Witt Horrifying same thing needs to be done to this piece of crap Dec 12, 2021
1,219 rodolfo gallardo Dec 12, 2021
1,218 Bettyjoe Parmer He is evil Dec 12, 2021
1,217 Susan Wills Dec 12, 2021
1,216 Livia Ferguson Looks like this Neanderthal has an IQ of 20! Dec 12, 2021
1,215 Cherry Hayes Dec 12, 2021
1,214 Lea Danielson Isaiah 13:11 And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. This is unimaginable evil!! These are sub-human evil monsters and will answer to God! If they are not severely punished by law then the law is promoting animal abuse and are guilty also! Dec 12, 2021