Dog-watcher arrested on animal cruelty charges

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Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 2:35 pm

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. -- A Myakka City family, who asked an in-law to watch their dog, made a horrifying discovery on their surveillance system recently.

Earlier this month, 24-year-old Stacy Glover was asked to watch his in-laws' 12-pound Dachshund at their home on Cutting Horse Trail near Myakka City.

According to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, Glover told the dog's owners when they got back that the dog had run away.

The dog's owners reviewed their home surveillance video which showed Glover physically abusing Athena, throwing her out the back door several feet from the home. After the dog attempted to hide under patio furniture, Glover chased, captured and began beating her with his fist. Glover then picked her up by the throat and carried the dog back into the home. Later, Glover is seen carrying the lifeless dog out the back door and into a nearby wooded area. He returns a short time later without the dog.

The dog's remains were not found but a veterinarian reviewed the video and determined that the excessive force would very likely cause serious, if not fatal injuries.

Glover was arrested Wednesday morning on four felony counts of Aggravated Cruelty to an Animal and one felony count of Tampering with Evidence.

He is currently being held at the Sarasota County Jail on $50,000 bond.

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  • justmelanee posted at 7:06 am on Thu, Aug 28, 2014.

    justmelanee Posts: 3

    What kind of MONSTER does this? Thank GOD those people had the video camera on and running. That poor little dog; it TRIED to run and hide because it KNEW that this monster was PURE EVIL! We need to share this so that piece of human garbage, AND THE FAMILY THAT RAISED IT, are well-known and can never harm another living thing again.

  • crying4humans posted at 11:31 pm on Wed, Aug 27, 2014.

    crying4humans Posts: 1

    We are always letting these things loose with a slap on the hand or having then pay for probation and house arrest and all that does is NOTHING. Just Kill the things and than and only than will there be no more Future Victims. Kids Parents and Elderly. So stop acting like we are trying to help these THINGS when all we do is let them HARM more and more ANIMAILS AND THEN KIDS AND ADULTS Just so the JUDGES and LAWYERS CAN KEEP MAKING MORE AND MORE MONEY AND FAME BY TRYING AND RETRYING THEM OVER AND AS THE CRIME GETS WORST THE FAME GETS BIGGER JUST ASK LAWYER THAT REPRESENT TREVON MARTINS KILLER WHO HAS NOT STOP BREAKING WHAT IS SUPPOSE TO BE THE LAW..


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