A 22-year-old woman was arrested after she threw an abandoned puppy she found off her third-floor balcony, then laughed about it to police.
Jamille Marshall, from East Garfield Park, Chicago, told police she found the yellow pit bull mix puppy on her balcony around 9.30am on Monday.
The dog broke its leg in the fall and had severe difficulty walking afterwards.
Jamille Marshall told police she and a friend found the yellow pit bull mix puppy on her balcony around 9:30am and threw it off because they didn’t want it
Police were called to this block of East Garfield Park to arrest Marshall who laughed about what she had done to the dog
Harrison District Police Lt John Andrews told the Chicago Tribune: ‘They tossed the dog off the balcony because they said it wasn’t theirs and they didn’t want it.’
He said that when the 22-year-old was arrested, she said: ‘The Chicago Police Department must have better things to do than worry about a dog.’
She was charged with aggravated cruelty to animals.
The dog was taken to the Animal Care and Control for treatment but he looks like he will make a full recovery.
The yellow pitbull mix puppy broke its leg but will make a full recovery and is being adopted by a responding officer (file photo)
One of the responding officers has also offered to adopt the dog
One of the responding officers has decided to adopt the dog, he said. “It’s good that the dog is going to survive and have a good home.”