Ishmaaiyl Mulheron Arrested on Felony Animal Cruelty Charge | Crime
From Jacquie Toppings: Ishmaaiyl Mulheron, 23, of the 1400 block of Montana Ave. NE, was arrested April 8 on one count of felony animal cruelty. He is suspected beating a Yorkshire terrier to death. He was arraigned April 9 and his preliminary hearing is scheduled May 3. He faces up to five years in jail and a $25,000 fine.
The Washington Humane Society Humane Law Enforcement Department received a report of a deceased dog in an apartment on Feb. 2. Upon arrival, officers found the body of a 6-year-old Yorkie type dog. Necropsy reports show the dog died of massive internal bleeding as a result of blunt trauma. He suffered multiple hemorrhages on the head, chest, and internal organs as well as a badly damaged liver. Mulheron, a roommate of the dog’s owner, is reported to have been the only person present in the apartment when injuries to the dog occurred.
“This helpless dog suffered a horrific death. This extreme and violent act of animal cruelty is appalling and the person responsible must pay for the abuse that ultimately cost an innocent animal his life,” said Scott Giacoppo, Vice President, External Affairs and Chief Programs Officer, Washington Humane Society.
The Washington Humane Society's Humane Law Enforcement Department, composed of four full-time Humane Law Enforcement Officers, investigates over 1,400 complaints of animal cruelty each year. To report animal cruelty and neglect 24 hours a day, seven days a week, call 202-BE-HUMANE.