Eleven-year-old kills spaniel puppy
NY State Trooper Mark Cepiel
An 11-year-old girl in upstate New York was charged with criminal mischief and aggravated cruelty to animals. Both felony charges will be handled by the Warren County Family Court due to her age. Last Sunday the girl stayed overnight at a foster home on Lake George. When the girl’s request for a ride was denied she picked up a 13-week-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel and beat it to death against the floor and bed post. During an interview with YNN news, Cathy Cloutier, executive director of the SPCA of Upstate New York said it was rare for someone that young to act so violently. “We can’t lose fact that this child really needs some major, serious help before other victims are in her line,” said Cloutier.