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California man, 19, is charged after ‘slitting the throat of a Chihuahua puppy’

California man, 19, is charged after ‘slitting the throat of a Chihuahua puppy and then bragging about the gruesome attack on a social media post’

  • Angel Ramos, 19 was detained by Riverside Police Saturday after authorities were alerted to the video
  • Video showed the small pup with a laceration to its neck as it gasped for air, police shared in a news release
  • A man later identified as Ramos can be seen standing over the dog, sharing what he had just done to the pooch
  • At the scene, police detained Ramos and discovered he was in possession of illegal metal knuckles
  • They also discovered that he had fresh blood stains on his clothing and cuts on his hands
  • The dog was found and rushed to the emergency pet clinic but did not survive 

A California man has been charged after he allegedly slit the throat of a Chihuahua puppy and then bragged about the vicious deed in a video posted to social media. 

Angel Ramos, 19 was detained by Riverside Police Saturday just moments after the City of Riverside’s Public Safety Communications Center received a call about the video at around 7.45pm.

The video showed the small pup with a laceration to its neck as it gasped for air, police shared in a news release. A man later identified as Ramos can be seen standing over the dog, sharing what he had just done to the pooch.

Angel Ramos, 19 was detained by Riverside Police Saturday after authorities were alerted to the video

Video showed the small pup with a laceration to its neck as it gasped for air, police shared in a news release

Video showed the small pup with a laceration to its neck as it gasped for air, police shared in a news release

Police used the social media post to determine the man’s location, responding to an apartment complex on the 3500 block of Lou Ella Lane. 

There they detained Ramos and discovered he was in possession of illegal metal knuckles. They also discovered that he had fresh blood stains on his clothing and cuts on his hands.

The small dog was found in a room belonging to Ramos and was barely alive, rushed to the emergency pet clinic by the Riverside County Department of Animal Services. 

Police shared that veterinarians determined that the puppy – aged only four to six months – would not survive and had to be euthanized’ 

Police used the social media post to determine the man's location, responding to an apartment complex on the 3500 block of Lou Ella Lane

Police used the social media post to determine the man’s location, responding to an apartment complex on the 3500 block of Lou Ella Lane

Police shared that veterinarians determined that the puppy - aged only four to six months - would not survive and had to be euthanized

Police shared that veterinarians determined that the puppy – aged only four to six months – would not survive and had to be euthanized

Ramos was charged with cruelty to an animal and illegal possession of metal knuckles. 

He was issued a ‘Notice to Appear’ citation under the emergency bail schedule for non-violent offenses and released from custody just hours later.  

‘This appeared to be a very savage act committed toward this poor animal,’ Animal Services Director Julie Bank said. 

‘It is very unfortunate the dog could not be saved. Nonetheless, we appreciate Riverside Police taking the lead in this suspected cruelty case.’

For officer Javier Cabrera, Ramos should not be out of jail and certainly not without bail.  

‘He’s just a violent person. He shouldn’t be on the streets,’ Cabrera told NBC Los Angeles.

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