On April 8, the Dallas Police Department issued a release about this cruelty case - asking the public to help them identify the man who pulled two Pyrenees-type puppies from the back of a silver Ford F-150 stopped at 2400 Dowdy Ferry Road. The man can be seen picking the puppies up by the scruff of the neck and carrying them a short distance away. One video clip (not shown below) includes heartbreaking audio in which the puppies can be heard crying as they are killed with the log.
Video of suspect here.
What type of person is capable of committing such a despicable act of cruelty? This was a savage act of cruelty which snuffed out the lives of two innocent puppies.
Sebastian Acosta must receive the maximum sentence for his felony animal cruelty charge and we need your support to ensure that it happens. Please add your name to the petition (and share it widely!) to help put Acosta behind bars!!
Dallas Police Department press release
News: NBC DFW
Note: The dog (adult pit bull type) seen in the bed of the truck was seized by the police (for protective custody) when Acosta was arrested.
Suspects are presumed innocent until being found guilty in a court of law.
Update 7/12/2021: Animal Victory has learned that trial is scheduled for 7/23/2021.
Update 5/25/2021: Animal Victory has spoken with Assistant District Attorney Felicia Kerney. She has informed us that court is tentatively scheduled to go to Grand Jury on June 22, 2021. Click here to learn more about this conversation.
Update 5/6/2021: Animal Victory sent 21,549 signatures and comments to Attorney's John Creuzot, Kathleen Childs, and Felicia Kerney as well as to County Commissioner Judge Clay Jenkins. READ PETITION LETTER HERE.
Update 4/10/2021: The SPCA of Texas has taken custody of the dog that was in the truck when the puppies were killed. In a news release, the animal welfare agency stated, "The live dog, Zeus, is currently under protective custody and will be evaluated and cared for by medical staff at the SPCA of Texas during the ongoing investigation. He will then be evaluated for placement once the investigation is complete and the SPCA of Texas has been granted court-ordered custody."