Houston man accused of beating family dog with crowbar after duct tapping it to vehicle

A Houston man stands accused of abusing his family’s pet with unthinkable cruelty.

The incident took place in the 1200 block of Tamborine Drive on Sunday, July 24.

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Police say that Dwain Ray Riley tied the pup to the wheel of a van and wrapped his head and eyes with duct tape before viciously beating the dog with a crowbar.

Jessica Milligan, head of the Animal Cruelty Unit at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, described the actions as “horrific.”

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“He viciously beat a dog that had been rendered entirely defenseless, ” she explained.

Riley, 58, was arrested and charged with animal cruelty. His bond is $50,000.

If he is found guilty, he could serve up to two years in jail.

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