Puppy Died After Creep Dunked Her In Water And Put Her In Freezer

Published: June 14, 2021 at 06:39 AM Author: Penny Eims

Highland Heights, Ohio – A puppy named Coco suffered a horrific death at the hands of her owner’s boyfriend, who tortured her for hours. The 10-month-old Yorkshire terrier’s killer is identified as Phil Savelli and the details of the puppy’s death are gruesome.

Surveillance video from June 2 shows Coco being repeatedly dunked in a sink full of water and placed inside of a freezer. After Coco died, Savelli put her body back in a dog bed.

Please add your name to the petition to put Coco’s killer behind bars for as long as possible! This was an inexcusable and sickening act of cruelty, and Savelli must be held accountable for his appalling behavior!

Phil Savelli brutally killed his girlfriend’s puppy last week. Surveillance video revealed the full horror of what Coco was subjected to before she finally died. The footage showed Savelli plunging the pup into water and placing her in a freezer. When she didn’t immediately die – he did it again. After the puppy froze to death, Savelli took her body out of the freezer and placed her in a bed where her owner would find her.

Savelli was arrested over the weekend for animal cruelty after turning himself into the Highland Heights Police. It is imperative that this man receives the maximum sentence for the charge and be banned from owning or living with an animal forever. Coco deserves justice and a plea deal would only serve to diminish the seriousness of this despicable act of cruelty. Please add your name to the petition today to put Savelli behind bars for as long as possible!

Savelli is scheduled for his first court appearance on June 14 at Lyndhurst Municipal Court.

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Update 8/17/2021: Animal Victory has learned that the trial has been reset to 9/08/2021 due to Covid protocols.

Update 8/06/2021: Animal Victory has corresponded with the prosecutor’s office and we have been assured that the petition will be presented to the judge at sentencing. The next pretrial is scheduled for Wednesday, August 11, at 9 a.m.

Update 6/30/2021: Animal Victory has learned that case #CR-21-660492-A is scheduled for a pre-trial conference on 7/12/2021 at 9 a.m. in room 16C of the Justice Center (Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley).

Update 6/25/2021: Animal Victory has learned that Savelli entered “not guilty” pleas for all of his charges while in court on 6/24/2021. He has been ordered to have no contact with animals, or the dog’s owner, and bond was set at $10,000.

Update 6/15/2021: Animal Victory has learned, from Lyndhurst Municipal court records, that the June 14th appearance was cancelled. Savelli waived his right to a prelim and the case was ‘bound over’ meaning sent to county for grand jury.

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


Puppy Died After Creep Dunked Her In Water And Put Her In Freezer

350 signatures = 2% of goal

350 Elena Paris Sep 20, 2021
349 Gloria Donn Sep 19, 2021
348Anonymous Sep 19, 2021
347 MIA BERGMAN Sep 19, 2021
346 Andrea Hennig I love animals! Sep 19, 2021
345 SANDRA GOMEZ Sep 19, 2021
344 Donna Oliver Sep 18, 2021
343 Karleaha Symonds Sep 18, 2021
342 Judy Michaels Sep 18, 2021
341 Sabine Fontaine Sep 18, 2021
340 Benita Dyal Hope this monster gets what he deserves. He showed no mercy so should not get any. Sep 18, 2021
339 Janna Perkins Sep 17, 2021
338 Catharine McDaniel May the same dates Sep 17, 2021
337 Teri Paszotta We need tougher laws, more judges with balls to hand down stiffer sentences & justice to those affected by sick abusers of animals in our communities. It's going on in your city and those that prey on the most vulnerable are WEAK COWARDS & THE LOWEST, POOREST EXCUSE OF BEINGS WALKING THIS EARTH! Sep 17, 2021
336 Keith Michelen Sep 17, 2021
335 Joanne Amos Sep 17, 2021
334 Besa Lapi This poor dog deserves justice! Sep 16, 2021
333 STEPHEN MITZEL Sep 15, 2021
332 Marcia Smith Sep 15, 2021
331 Virginia Lovett Prison !!!!!!!!! Evil Sociopath !! Sep 15, 2021
330 Ann Freeman Sep 15, 2021
329 Anne Kinkelaar Sep 15, 2021
328 Angela Halonen Sep 14, 2021
326 SANDRA ROBERTSON Sep 14, 2021
325Anonymous Sep 14, 2021
324 paula dejong Bastard. Sep 14, 2021
323 kathy holczman he deserves no less than life in prison. no pets. Sep 14, 2021
322 kevin westerkamm Sep 14, 2021
321 Judy Zoerman Sep 13, 2021