“We thought he threw a baby out the window, but it turns out, it was puppy,” a witness to the crime said. “This guy should be locked up behind bars until he’s eighty years old!”

This is one of those stories that literally makes you sick to your stomach. When a Parkersburg man recently threw something out a second story window at a Comfort Suites, witnesses weren’t sure what it was, exactly. One woman thought it was a baby… When investigators arrived on the scene, they were horrified to learn that it was a little puppy.

And miraculously, the puppy survived!

Here’s the story from The News Center:

A man accused of throwing his 2-month-old puppy out of a hotel window in Parkersburg is now out of jail on bond.

According to the Wood County Sheriff’s Office, 26-year-old Christian Cottrell was released from the Wood County Jail at 4:30 P.M. Monday, on $10,000 bond.

Cottrell is charged with one count of Animal Cruelty, after a witness told deputies they saw Cottrell drop what appeared to be a baby from the 2nd story window of a room at the Comfort Inn on Murdoch Avenue in Parkersburg.

Here’s more from Force Change:

A puppy suffered multiple injuries after the poor animal was allegedly dropped out of a hotel window. The suspect reportedly dropped the puppy because the puppy “did nothing but cry all the time.” 

When deputies arrived on scene, they reportedly found a two-month-old puppy instead of a baby. The puppy suffered multiple injuries and shock, investigators stated, after falling two stories onto a hard surface.

Veterinarians have not released the puppy’s current condition. Deputies arrested Cottrell and charged him with animal cruelty. He is now out on bond.

It’s truly a miracle that the puppy survived falling two stories. This sick man, instead of surrendering the animal to a pet rescue organization or placing an ad on Craigslist, just decides to throw the dog out of the window to it’s death.

That’s inexcusable.

If he has such a callous disregard for life, then he should be in jail with all the other rapists, murders, and thieves. People like that will harm others if left in civilized society.

Are you shocked and disturbed by this story?