Patrick Caleb Land, 25 accused of beating his then-girlfriend’s three dogs to death in the couple’s home last fall pleaded not guilty Monday to three counts of animal abuse.Patrick Caleb Land, 25, was ordered held on $250,000 bail.
Land called his girlfriend last Sept. 20, telling her that he had come home to find Josh, her 60-pound, 8-year-old Golden Retriever mix, dead. Three weeks later, on Oct. 14, Land again called his girlfriend to tell her that he had found her dogs Jackie, a 9-year-old, 70-pound white Shepherd mix, and Pikanik, a 50-pound mixed breed, dead in a bedroom.
The woman ordered necropsies on the dogs and a veterinarian determined they were beaten to death, Randall said. “They had massive internal injuries,” the prosecutor told reporters outside the courtroom. “They bled to death internally and there was evidence also that there were attempts to suffocate them and restrain them with something over their heads to prevent them from biting and vocalizing what was going on.”
Land, who had scratches on him after Jackie and Pikanik died, said they happened when he fell into a bush, according to the prosecutor.
The defendant’s DNA was found under Pikanik’s nails, Randall said.
Land fled San Diego after the two dogs died and was arrested April 19 in Greensboro, N.C., the prosecutor said.
Hopefully stories like these will bring about change from the public, until we DEMAND stronger animal abuse and cruelty laws, this will continue, and people like this will get away with it!
I am sharing this so that every woman in the free world will know this is who he is and what he will do to your pets, if he can kill your dogs, you could be next!