23-year-old Florida resident Robert Garon has been arrested after brutally killing a 5-month-old puppy named Buzz Lightyear
This is the second dog to have died in Robert William Garon’s care in the last five months, according to authorities who have charged him with animal cruelty.
COLLIER COUNTY, FL:
On August 11, authorities arrested a 23-year-old man accused of brutally abusing a five-month-old goldendoodle, which resulted in the dog’s death.
This is the second dog to have died in Robert William Garon’s care in the last five months, according to authorities who have charged him with animal cruelty. At the suspect’s first hearing on Friday, August 12, a judge posted bail at $150,000. Garon was also told not to speak to witnesses or have pets. Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk claimed it was one of the worst cases of animal cruelty they had ever seen. The sheriff issued a statement saying, “This is one of the worst examples of animal cruelty we have witnessed.” “Such a death should never be necessary for an animal.”
During Friday’s hearing, a prosecutor stated, “This dog’s death was caused by non-accidental blunt trauma to the head and body.” The abdomen, lumbar region and brain suffered multiple intentional blunt injuries, according to a physical assessment of the external and internal anatomy violence. Garon and his girlfriend brought dog Buzz Lightyear to the pet emergency room on July 29, according to an arrest log from the Collier County Sheriff’s Office. The puppy could not breathe normally, was wet and confused. The dog could neither stand nor lift its head. A veterinary examination revealed suspected brain trauma, bruising to the right ear and mouth, and muscle injuries throughout the body,” the department reported, adding that Garon and his girlfriend were unable to explain the incident to hospital staff.
However, an examination revealed that the dog had bruises around its lips and right ear. X-rays showed contusions in the lungs. Hospital officials later reported the dog’s injury and death to police, speculating that he may have died of a “possible brain hemorrhage.” According to the sheriff’s report, Garon’s “torment killed the dog.” Garon locked himself in a room and attacked the dog while he was drunk, according to two witnesses who declined to be named. The poor dog allegedly “screamed and screamed in pain and heard the defendant beat the dog to death,” according to witnesses. The banging continued for several minutes after the dog’s cries for help subsided, although witnesses were unable to enter the room because the door was locked.
Also unidentified, the suspect’s girlfriend informed police that she believes Garon actually murdered the dog. After spotting the dog about to die when she got home, she said she began to worry. Garon denied claims that he abused animals or had a drug problem during questioning, despite claims from witnesses. He is currently being held in custody at the Collier County Jail. Collier County Domestic Animal Services and the Humane Society of Naples reportedly assisted the sheriff’s office with his investigation.