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Buffalo dog care worker admits to beating dog to death

Posted at 11:45 AM, Nov 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-06 11:48:00-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A man working at a dog day care in Buffalo now admits to beating a dog to death.

23-year-old Jarrod Dillman pleaded guilty Wednesday to Aggravated Cruelty to Animals, the highest charge.

Dillman was working as a daycare attendant at PawPrints by Penny & Co. on Niagara Street when he caused the death of Alessio, a 3-year-old Havanese mix. The beating happened Saturdya, August 3. Dillman admiited to using a leash to throw the dog against a wall. He also repeatedly kicked the dog while wearing boots. Alessio died form blunt force trauma.

Dillman faces a maximum of two years in jail when he is sentenced in January.