David Douglas Speidel, the 21 year old man accused of throwing a four and a half month old puppy off a second floor balcony, has been charged in Mono County court.

Last week Police reported officers were called out to the 200 block of Joaquin Road for a report that a dog had been thrown off of a second floor balcony.

Officers say that the suspect’s girlfriend told police that her boyfriend became angry when he stepped, barefooted, into dog feces that was inside the apartment. The suspect then reportedly threw the four and a half month old puppy, named Rowdy, off of the second floor balcony into a frozen snow bank.

The injured puppy was taken to Alpen Veterinary Clinic, where police report that Dr. Gaylon Teslaa treated Rowdy for collapsed lungs, chest injuries and a dislocated hip.

Deputy District Attorney Kyle Graham reports that Speidel was visibly upset when he appeared in court. Graham reports that the DA’s office charged Speidel with felony cruelty to animals.


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