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El Paso police charge man with animal torture for violently beating, dragging puppy

Aaron Christopher Pandeli, charged with animal cruelty.

EL PASO, Texas — A 26–year-old man has been arrested after witnesses reportedly told El Paso police they saw him violently beat and drag a Shih Tzu puppy across concrete, authorities said Wednesday.

Aaron Christopher Pandelia of Phoenix, Arizona was jailed on $15,000 bond on charges of animal cruelty and torture as well as drug possession.

Investigators said the 14–week old puppy suffered multiple injuries, including damage to one eye that required surgery.

The abuse allegedly took place Tuesday morning in the 3900 block of Memphis Avenue in El Paso, police said.

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Jim Parker

Jim Parker is the Director of Digital Content for ABC-7.



  1. Another white maggot with anger issues but taking it out on an innocent puppy. We have to start reviewing how this “certain breed” of humans are being raised. School shooters, bombers, mass shooters, animal cruelty, church shootings , etc. just saying……. they are taught at an early age to kill animals, etc.

    1. We all know your momma dragged you when you were a week old alberto, so you’re bitter about it. But your daddy wasn’t white. So why do you rant like less than the animal you are? That was over 60 years ago. Let it go. Drown yourself in your meth and shut the fuck up, why don’t you?

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