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South Carolina Man Used A Drill To Screw Puppy’s Paws Into A Door

Published: March 04, 2022 at 04:29 PM Author: Penny Eims

Union County, SC – A man in Union County, South Carolina, is facing a slew of charges after he used a power drill to screw a puppy’s paws into a bathroom doorframe. The man identified by the Union County Sheriff’s Office is 22-year-old Tyler Austin Jerdo.

Sheriff Jeff Bailey said that the puppy was barricaded in the bathroom, stating that there were “Barbells, the attic steps were pulled down, a birdbath, several things blocking the actual bathroom door.”

And describing the puppy’s pitiful condition when the authorities arrived, “He was still alive, but he was weak, wasn’t sure how long he’d been there.”

Freeing the puppy was no easy task. Deputies were able to unscrew one of the puppy’s paws…but the screw on the other paw could not be removed and the paw had to be ripped free. The sheriff described what was holding the puppy to the wood, “Two, four-inch wood screws through his paw.” Explaining why the screw could not be taken out, “They couldn’t see the screw, so they couldn’t remove it. The paw had just come off of it.”

Jerdo resisted arrest – headbutting an officer and escaping at one point from the patrol vehicle. The sheriff said, “He put up a pretty good fight when he got there, but he was under the influence.”

Jerdo was booked into the Union County Jail on multiple charges, including ill-treatment of animals, resisting arrest, and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. His bond was denied.

Sheriff Bailey hopes to see Jerdo face repercussions for torturing the puppy, stating:

“An animal is pretty much defenseless. So, they take a stand on that. They’ll prosecute him to the fullest I’m sure, he deserves to be.”

But animal protection laws in South Carolina are not strong and we need your support to show court officials that animals are important, and we CARE about justice! Please add your name to the petition today to help put Jerdo behind bars for the maximum period of time allowed by law – we do not want to see a plea deal that would allow him to walk away from this atrocious act of violence with a mere slap on the wrist.

*The five-month-old puppy, dubbed Asher by the Union County Animal Shelter, is receiving veterinary care at the Triangle Veterinary Clinic. Asher is said to be in “good spirits,” and everything possible is being done to save his badly injured leg. Asher will not be made available for adoption until he has recovered.

We the undersigned demand that Tyler Austin Jerdo be held responsible for torturing an innocent puppy and that he receives the maximum punishment allowable by law.

Note: Individuals are presumed innocent until being found guilty in a court of law. Animal Victory relies upon the authorities and the court system to determine guilt or innocence.

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Update 7/20/2022: Animal Victory spoke with the Solicitor’s Office reception and learned that the defendant is still in custody. There has not been another request for bond since the May bond hearing was denied. As of right now, the case is not on the docket for August or will be in the near future.

Update 5/31/2022: Animal Victory learned bond has been denied for Tyler Jerdo and he remains in jail. We have also sent our petition along with 18,331 signatures to Attorney Williams. 

Update 3/29/2022: Animal Victory has learned that the case number is 2022A4410100025 (General Session Court) and there is no court date or prosecutor assigned as of yet.

South Carolina Man Used A Drill To Screw Puppy's Paws Into A Door

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PETITION SIGNATURES:
18,688 Kate Moon Sep 23, 2022
18,687 Patricia Martin Sep 21, 2022
18,686 Nereida Alamo Sep 17, 2022
18,685 Guisselle Martinez Sep 17, 2022
18,684 Jay Rich Sep 16, 2022
18,683 Jennifer Warrow Sep 11, 2022
18,682 Kelly A Kalish Sep 10, 2022
18,681 Michelle Krueger Sep 09, 2022
18,680 Alison Murray Sep 09, 2022
18,679 Tammy Welch Sep 07, 2022
18,678 Charlotte Law Stick this b***d in prison and nail his hands to a door!!! Sep 07, 2022
18,677 Shambhavi Ojha Sep 06, 2022
18,676 Shanelle Manzanares Sep 06, 2022
18,675 Jammie Davis Sep 05, 2022
18,674 Jeffrey Clouatre Sep 04, 2022
18,673 LEO MENDEZ What a sick low life POS!!! PUT HIM IN JAIL AND THROW THE KEY!! SCREW HIS HANDS AND FEET AND KEEP THIS TYLER IN JAIL FOR GOOD!! Aug 30, 2022
18,672 MARIE BOTEILHO THIS SICK LOW LIFE TYLER POS SHOULD BE SCREWD TO A JAIL CELL FOR GOOD AND BEATEN FOR WHAT HE DID TO THIS INNOCENT PUPPY!! DO LET HIM OUT BECAUSE HE WILL DO THIS AGAIN!!! HE IS DERANGED AND CRUEL!! BARBARIC BASTARD!! Aug 30, 2022
18,671 Eric Fournier Aug 30, 2022
18,670 Kristin Scott Aug 28, 2022
18,669 Sandy Beshir Aug 21, 2022
18,668 Mandii Dojcinovic Aug 18, 2022
18,667 Panama Morris Aug 18, 2022
18,666 Paula Irvine Evil,,,,death penalty don't let them get away with the torture of the innocent and voiceless Aug 18, 2022
18,665 Deborah Grottola Aug 18, 2022
18,664 Chinanan Khurasee Aug 17, 2022
18,663 Debbie Hunter Charge this abuser/torturer to the fullest extent of the law. NO PLEA DEALS!! NO PROBATION!! Aug 16, 2022
18,662 Christine Fedon Aug 15, 2022
18,661 Karen Sexauer Aug 15, 2022
18,660 Sarah Stansill Aug 14, 2022
18,659Anonymous Aug 14, 2022