So el chisme in the office today is all about this story...
NEW YORK CITY MAN CHARGED WITH BEATING GIRLFRIEND'S DOG
The Associated Press
Tuesday, February 2, 2010; 6:49 PM
NEW YORK -- Officials say a New York City man beat his girlfriend's dog so brutally with a belt that the animal lost its left eye and suffered six broken ribs.
Manhattan prosecutors and animal welfare officers said Tuesday that Joseph Graves beat and kicked the 6-pound Yorkshire terrier while he was pet-sitting it Jan. 16.
Joseph Pentangelo with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said Graves took the 4-year-old dog to a veterinarian two days later.
Graves, a Manhattan resident, was arraigned Monday on a felony charge of aggravated animal cruelty. He was released on $2,000 bail.
Defense lawyer Henry Steinglass declined to immediately comment.
Um, I used to sit next to this guy at work. F'reals. If you had told me this upper-crust frat boy was capable of nearly killing a tiny dog I don't think I'd have believed you. Just goes to show you never really know what people are capable of.
Joe no longer works here. Good ridance, I say.
So sad. I hope the puppy gets better!