Police: Man Abuses, Kills Puppy In Front of 4-Year-Old Daughter

31-year-old Alan Velete was arrested Thursday. Credit: San Mateo County
31-year-old Alan Velete was arrested Thursday. Credit: San Mateo County
Redwood City police have arrested a man suspected of abusing and killing a 4-month-old puppy in front of his 4-year-old daughter.

Alan Velete was arrested Thursday after police were called to an apartment on the 300 block of Redwood Avenue to investigate a report of animal cruelty, according to Lt. Sean Hart.

The reporting party told investigators that Velete, a 31-year-old Redwood City resident, who had been staying at the apartment with his girlfriend, daughter, and girlfriend's mother, had been severely abusing the family's terrier mix puppy over the past month, Hart said.

He allegedly killed the dog on Tuesday, Jan. 6 and disposed of it in a trash Dumpster, Hart said.

Several of the alleged incidents took place in front of the suspect's daughter, Hart said.

Velete was arrested on suspicion of felony animal cruelty and felony child endangerment, Hart said.

Anyone with information on this suspect or the abuse the dog suffered is asked to call police at (650) 780-7669.

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Angela January 11, 2014 at 01:02 AM
I hope the judge throws the book at this scum
Michael Corral January 11, 2014 at 10:34 AM
Just evil. What do you do with somebody like this?
RM January 11, 2014 at 11:31 AM
First you send the SOB back to whatever hell hole he came from...hard to tell based on his name and complexion, but it ain't here. You ban him from the country. This is after you let him sit and rot in the county jail for a year. If this pile of crap got anywhere near my pets it would have been him that the 4 year old watched suffer.
joanie cesano January 11, 2014 at 12:42 PM
No penalty bad enough...


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