A Houston, Texas, teenager is charged with animal abuse for his actions that led to a puppy being thrown 100 feet to its death from a Texas County fire lookout tower. An unnamed male juvenile was also involved.
Taylor DeWolfe, 17, confessed to a deputy with the Texas County Sheriff’s Department that he carried the animal to the highest platform of the tower to kill it. DeWolfe said the juvenile threw it off the tower and then tossed it in a ditch a short distance away.
DeWolfe is also charged with tampering with physical evidence related to the puppy’s death. All charges are misdemeanors. Parke Stevens Jr., Texas County Prosecuting Attorney, said the animal abuse charge was not a felony because “the dog was not tortured while alive.”