An Uptown man kicked his elderly dog and threw it down a set of stairs because the pooch can’t do the things it used to do, prosecutors say.
|Mazur | Chicago Police Dept|
A Chicago police animal crimes team went to Anthony Mazur Jr’s home in the 800 block of West Sunnyside last Tuesday to investigate a complaint.
A neighbor gave the cops video and told officers that he saw Mazur kick the aging Dalmatian – Shar Pei mix in an alley until the dog relieved himself late last Monday night. The dog, unable to move, was then abandoned in the alley, officers reported.
After retrieving the dog, Mazur threw the animal down several stairs near his back door, the witness said.
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Police said Mazur admitted to kicking the elderly Sharmatian “because the dog couldn’t do the things it used to do such as walk and move.”
Mazur later told police that he is recovering from a medical condition and he kicked the dog because he’s sad that he’s losing it, officers wrote in their report. “There’s no excuse,” Mazur allegedly said.
Prosecutors charged Mazur with one count of cruelty to animals and one count of violating animal ownership duties. He was released after posting $150 of a $1,500 bond. The dog was taken in for care by the city, according to police inventory records.
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