October 1, 2014
A man in Davenport, IA is in jail after police say he beat a puppy to death with a baseball bat for urinating on the floor.
30-year-old Zachary Meerdink is charged with two counts of animal
abuse. He was arrested Monday and is being held in the Scott County
jail on $2,000 bond.
Police say the terrier puppy urinated on the floor in the
apartment Meerdink and his girlfriend share in Davenport. They say
Meerdink responded by taking the puppy outside and beating it to
death with an aluminum baseball bat.
A telephone message left late Tuesday for his attorney was not
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