A disturbing case of animal cruelty took place recently in the northern Virginia town of Arlington. Police were summoned to a residential apartment complex after a report of animal abuse came in.
On arrival to the scene, police were told two dogs were transported to a local animal hospital. Both animals were the innocent victims in a heinous crime committed by 26-year-old Zachary Hanson.
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Hanson is accused of throwing the two dogs off a fifth-floor balcony to their death. Despite attempts to save them, both dogs were pronounced dead at the vet hospital.
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Police arrested Hanson at his residence and charged him with two counts of felony animal cruelty. He is currently being held in the county jail without bond and will face a preliminary hearing in a few months’ time.
We hope he is convicted of these charges and will not be able to harm any animals in the future.