Man Accused Of Slashing Puppy’s Face

DENVER (CBS4) – A 6-month-old puppy is in an animal hospital after a man slashed its face when he claimed the dog bit him.

Matthew Davonn Weatherspoon is facing a possible charge of aggravated animal cruelty.

“Diamond,” an American bulldog, is recovering in an intensive care unit.

“She essentially received reconstructive surgery, not unlike what you would find in a human hospital,” Lauren Emil with Alameda East Veterinary Hospital said.

Diamond was rushed to Alameda East Vetertinary Hospital Monday morning with severe lacerations to her face, neck, abdomen and chest.

“You can’t help but have a case like this to pull your heartstrings,” Emil said. “She’s such a young dog.”

Denver police are not saying what led to her injuries, but they arrested Weatherspoon in connection.

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Matthew Davonn Weatherspoon (credit: Denver Police Department)

Diamond has won over the staff at Alameda East.

“She’s an absolute doll, very sweet, and is giving kisses to the lead tech in the ICU.”

Her appetite is coming back and she’s constantly monitored for pain.

“(She) is happy to go on walks although you can tell she’s a little painful. She just wants to crawl in the lap of people who take care of her.”

Despite the stitches and a cast, Diamond’s prognosis is good.

“It seems like Diamond should live a normal life as she recovers from her physical wounds.”

But it’s her mental wounds that could take a little more time.

“We’re all rooting for her to have a really positive recovery and a real good life from here forward.”

Comments

One Comment

  1. Rolanda Willis says:

    I would like to know if Diamond will be going up for adoption?

    1. DaveNYUSA says:

      I hope some judge throws the book at this IDIOT!

  2. Ogar says:

    I hope Mr. Weatherspoon gets mounted like a dog while he’s in jail.

    Can a man like that have puppies?

  3. Stephanie says:

    PLEASE JOIN THE FACEBOOK GROUP “JUSTICE FOR DIAMOND” WE ARE TRYING TO GET AS MANY MEMBERS AS POSSIBLE AND THEN SENDING THE LINK TO THE D.A. OF DENVER WHO WILL BE DECIDING WITHIN THE NEXT 24-48 HOURS IF HE WILL CHARGE MATTHEW WEATHERSPOON

  4. Debi says:

    SHAME ON YOU WEATHERSPOON!!!! Maybe he should have the same done to him that he did to poor Diamond. Except he should have it done with a butter knife so he can feel the pain……

    1. Kat says:

      Ten bucks says; he was probably playing rough with her, and had been, and she might have nipped him…….it was stated in the arrest papers that Mr Weatherspoon had NO MARKS on him. I bet, he also didn’t pay a pet deposit either for the apartment he lived in………….. LOSER!

  5. Mike says:

    It won’t help any. The Denver prosecutor will only charge him with a mild misdemeanor and the judge will let him off with 30 days probation. If it was a citizen that looked the wrong way at one of Denver’s crooked cops they would get charged with a dozen felonies. No justice in Denver, period.

  6. josh says:

    is diamond gonna be up for adoption… i hope

  7. Morgan says:

    Please join our Facebook Group JUSTICE FOR DIAMOND. We are trying to get as many people to join as possible, so that we can send this to the District Attorney..it must be known that the public wants this man brought to JUSTICE!!!
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_195554807160852

  8. john says:

    POSSIBLE aggravated animal cruelty. OMG the guy should be flogged in the public square until he has similar injuries.

  9. Rob says:

    I adoped a male American Bulldog from Boulder Humane Society 5 weeks ago and he is the sweetest boy ever. I would love to adopt this poor little girl for him to have a friend. This story as they say “can make a grown man cry”. I hope Weatherspoon gets a stiff sentence. He looks like the type that will be in jail for something or other no matter what happens this time.

  10. Mike says:

    This dog needs a loving home where she can learn to trust again.

  11. Admin for Prayers for Diamond says:

    Please join us for the next Rally in August, You can also see our discussion board with all the updates on Diamond

    https://www.facebook.com/#!/PrayersForDiamond

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