Donny Allieri of Boonton Township, New Jersey is accused of letting an eight-year-old Dachshund named Pepper out of its cage in his ex-girlfriend’s house and smashing it against the floor and wall. But his lawyer, Marcy McMann, told the Daily Record the animal had been sick, suddenly started biting and more likely died of other causes. She said she has seen no evidence of injuries to the dog and there were no witnesses to the alleged cruelty.
McMann said the dachshund bit Allieri in early June. On June 6, McMann said, the alleged victims found Pepper dead in its cage but didn’t bring that to the attention of police until the end of June when an investigation started into jewelry stolen from the house.
Meanwhile in other bad wiener dog news, a Florida Panhandle man has been charged with killing and skinning his family’s seven-year-old Chiweenie because he believed it was possessed by the devil.