NEW PORT RICHEY, FL - A 4-year-old Rottweiler is dead after Brian Perry punched it to death only four days after he adopted the dog from Gulfstream Guardian Angels Rottweiler Rescue.
Grace Acosta, who runs the rescue, said Perry had passed all the necessary background checks needed to adopt Gipper, an 85-pound Rottweiler. You can check out some pictures of the dog in their “Happy Endings” section where it states: “His adoption came very quickly and his new family, Cristy and Brian are now in love with him.”
“These people that adopted this dog from us went through the whole thing. We had excellent vet reports, we had someone visit their home, checking the home. It was approved. And they came with their own dog to meet with us,’ Acosta said.
But after four days in his new home, Perry punched the Gipper to death after the dog ran to a neighbor’s home and began barking at other dogs through a screen enclosure. In response to this, 47-year-old Brian Perry allegedly killed Gipper by repeatedly punching it in the face. He then buried the dog’s body and refuses to say where.
Perry’s wife told reporters that the dog was vicious and that her husband was only trying to protect their neighbor’s dogs. Perry has admitted to beating the dog to death with his fists and has since been charged with animal cruelty.
“In 30 years that I have been involved with Rottweilers, especially doing rescues, I have never encountered an incident like this,” said Acosta.