Man arrested for killing dog by used sledge hammer
Man arrested for killing dog by used sledge hammer. Ivan Lawrence, 49years old. He was booked on one count of felony animal abuse.
Ivan Lawrence retrieved a sledgehammer from his home nearby and struck the dog twice in the head, killing it. It’s not clear if the dog, Beau, might have survived being hit had she been taken to a veterinarian. The dog appeared to have an injured front leg and was weight bearing on 3 legs and was able to move with the assistance of the other dog that was standing nearby in a protective capacity. The injured dog was panting and appeared to need medical treatment. The witnesses planned to take the dog to a 24 hour medical clinic after they established that the owner was not home at the time of the incident.