According to a February 19 report by Fox Carolina News, an upstate South Carolina man has been charged with animal cruelty after killing a dog.
The incident began around 5:45 p.m. on February 13 when the Pickens Police Department responded to an apartment on Garden Drive in regards to a dog being killed there.
The owner of the apartment told police he was allowing a few people to stay in his apartment when someone killed a dog. The apartment owner led police to a dumpster parking lot, where officers found a bag containing the body of a Pomeranian.
BayBay, a 10-year-old family pet belonging to Hannah Tolbert, had suffered several stab wounds in his neck.
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According to the incident report, the apartment owner said he was letting a few people stay in his apartment when someone killed a dog in the residence. The apartment owner led police to a dumpster in the parking lot, where officers said they located a bag containing the remains of a dog.
The dog had suffered several stab wounds around its neck, police said. Hannah Tolbert stated in an interview with Fox that Christopher Michael Allen had gone into the kitchen, yanked BayBay’s back by his head, slit his throat, then proceeded to stomp the dog to death.
Police said Christopher Michael Allen, 38, was located with a bloody knife in the bedroom of the apartment. He told officers he had killed BayBay because the dog was ill and needed to be put down. Police also stated those in the apartment were in an “altered mental state.”
Those who had witnessed BayBay throughout the day said the dog had been playing and eating, and there was no reason for the dog to have been killed.
Allen was arrested and charged with ill treatment of animals, where he is being held on a $10,000 bond.
Hannah has since given BayBay a proper burial, and admits she trusted the wrong person to care for her dog.
If convicted, Allen faces a slap on the wrist and a small fine.