MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 28-year-old woman who was charged with animal cruelty for killing her chihuahua puppy has been sentenced to 45 days in jail.
Holly Boyd, of Fridley, will also be on supervised probation for three years, after admitting she threw the puppy against a dresser after it peed on her leg and on the couch.
The incident occurred on March 24 at a home on the 5600 block of Polk Street in Fridley. A man told police he lives at the apartment with Boyd and had recently received a chihuahua puppy that was only a few weeks old.
The man said he had an argument with Boyd and was advised by police to leave the apartment to stay with a friend. He later received a text message from Boyd that said, “The dogs killed it also broke it’s neck I think.”
According to police, the man found the dog lying on its dog bed, limp, apparently dead and bleeding from its ear. Police confirmed the dog’s death and saw its skull was broken in several places and it seemed to have its bowels protruding from its belly.
Boyd told police the dog ran into the leg of the coffee table but later admitted that she got mad at the dog for urinating on her leg, picked it up and threw it violently at the dresser.
Police say Boyd showed no remorse for killing the dog and even threatened to sue them if they tried to arrest her.
Under her sentencing, Boyd is not allowed to own or house any live animals or pets.