Witnesses say that after a fight with her boyfriend, 30-year-old Nidra F. Billard threw his 6-week-old puppy “shot-put style” off the apartment complex balcony where it landed on the partially paved courtyard below.
Amazingly, the puppy survived even though it suffered contusions and broken blood vessels in his eyes. He is expected to recover and has since been transferred from the city’s animal shelter to a rescue facility. “He was doing pretty good when he left,” BARC spokesman Chris Newport said. “His eyesight is bad right now. He has a little wobble in his step.”
Billard has been charged with felony animal cruelty. She’s looking at a possible two years in jail and a $10,000 fine.
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