Abusing an animal is one of the lowest thing a person can do. But that’s what this sick man did, and he did it in a particularly cruel, vicious way.
Carleau Mesidor was arrested after it was discovered that he not only punched a small puppy repeatedly in the heard, but he also hung the dog from a lanyard. The dog’s crime? Chewing one of Mesidor’s shoes.
The puppy, named Zoey, was taken to a forensic veterinarian. The poor dog had an orbital fracture, as well as injuries consistent with being hung from the neck. Mesidor had a total of three dogs at his home, all of which were removed. The other dogs are being evaluated by a veterinarian to see if there are any other signs of abuse.
Mesidor is being held on a $15,000 bond at a Manatee County jail, and he has a long criminal record, most of which involves drugs. He’s now being charged with aggravated animal abuse, a third degree felony.