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Trial Date Set for Accused Dog Killer

The trial for Brian Perry, who is accused of beating a dog to death, was scheduled at the arraignment for Aug. 13 at 3:30 p.m.

Angela Kaul and others want "Justice for Gipper." Photo Credit: Alex Tiegen
Angela Kaul and others want "Justice for Gipper." Photo Credit: Alex Tiegen

Angela Kaul showed up at the West Pasco Courthouse July 15 wearing a shirt bearing the words "Justice for Gipper." 

She wasn't alone. She was accompanied by a small group of people wearing shirts with the same message.

Kaul and her group were at the courthouse for the arraignment of Brian Perry, a New Port Richey man accused of beating his Rottweiler named Gipper to death.

"That man didn't have to do that," said Kaul, who said she was a Port Richey resident and member of a local animal rescue organization. "He should have returned that dog."

Gipper was a dog that was adopted from a rescue organization.

Kaul has been one of the people spearheading efforts to raise awareness about cruelty toward animals.

Kaul, who owns four dogs, wants Perry to face the maximum allowed sentence.

This case hits "close to home," Kaul said. "This man could have done this to one of our rescue dogs."

The trial for Perry's case was scheduled at the arraignment for Aug. 13 at 3:30 p.m., Kaul said. His arraignment was for a third-degree felony charge of cruelty toward animals. Court records show Perry entered a plea of not guilty on July 1.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has asked for Perry to be sentenced to jail time and counseling. 

Tina Maderakis July 15, 2013 at 06:13 PM
We ALL already know that Brian Perry is a PSYCHOPATH, we don't need an evaluation for that !!! No one in their right mind would harm or kill any innocent animal. To engage in such malicious, heinous acts of brutality absolutely suggests sociopathic and sadistic tendencies and demonstrates an incontrovertible lack of morality regarding other living beings and a gross disrespect for the law. In fact, a person who shows such a remarkable lack of compassion towards animals has, disturbingly enough, the ability to show such indifference towards humans. The link between animal and human abuse has been established, and if we excuse the violent killing of Gipper, we would be serving an injustice to both animals and society. In addition, Mr. Perry openly admitted to the police, that he beat poor Gipper to death with his fists ! Why... just because Gipper ran over to the neighbor's house & was barking at their dogs through a screen door ? An unjustifiable reason ! If Gipper was truly vicious & really wanted to get at those dogs, he would have taken his 86.5 pounds of weight & charged threw that door! His neighbor's witnessed the entire incident & are the ones that called the police, which is all documented in the police report. This case of animal abuse needs to go to trial & those that witnessed it...need to be subpoenaed to court and Mr. Perry should be mandated to disclose where Gipper's remains were buried !!! OH and BTW.... EVIDENTLY... this man can't even control a dog...let alone himself ! How did Gipper get loose in the first place ? Is this Gipper's fault too ? I don't think so, It is the owner's responsibility to contain the dog & know his whereabouts at ALL times ! And why, when he got a hold of Gipper on his neighbors porch.... why didn't he restrain him in a humane manner instead of maliciously beating Gipper with his fists ? Which brings me to; If Gipper was so VICIOUS, how was Mr. Perry able to beat him with his FISTS, in which was documented in the police report & all over the media ? FISTS, is plural (meaning more than one) so he used both hands at the same time, which means that Mr. Perry wasn't even holding Gipper down to punch him to death, Gipper just stood there & took the abuse from Mr. Perry !!! So does this really sound like Gipper was a vicious dog...HONESTLY PEOPLE ??? And for the record, Mr.Perry should not only be fined & thrown in jail.... He should be ordered by the State to NEVER be allowed to own any animals EVER again !!! You are a COWARD Mr. Perry, to beat on an innocent, defenseless & loving creature... you are a pathetic example of a human being !!! Therefore, I personally believe, that Mr.Perry is guilty & should be prosecuted and punished to the fullest extent of the law, up to & including jail time for this HORRIFIC act of animal cruelty that he has placed upon poor Gipper ! I pray that justice will prevail, not only for Gipper, but for all these innocent, voiceless animals that have suffered and still do on a daily basis at the hands of a human needlessly !!! We need to push for stricter laws & harsher penalties in "EVERY STATE" on animal abusers in order to make any positive changes on this growing and seemingly never ending problem and we NEED it NOW !!! You did nothing wrong baby Gipper, I love you & may you R.I.P. angel, knowing that justice will be served !!! <3
PATRICIA FALKMAN July 16, 2013 at 12:47 PM
He is a sick man. Yes. Counseling probably would be lost unless someone really tried to find out that the problem is. I do not condone jail time for this offense. Our jails are filled to capacity because we cannot find ways to deal with law breakers. He should be on house arrest. In my world, he would be working a full time job and then volunteering community service for animals. Go home with his ankle bracelet at night or stay at the kennels that are full of unwanted animals, tending to their needs all night.
Tina Maderakis July 18, 2013 at 10:48 PM
Are you KIDDING me?.... I wouldn't want this man around ANY animals ever again and as a matter of fact, he should be BANNED from ever owning/going near another animal again !!! He NEEDS to go to JAIL for at least a year to be taught a hard lesson !!! If you want to do the CRIME than you NEED TO DO THE TIME !!! The laws need to be stricter & the penalties harsher & just maybe, if they were....MONSTERS like him would think twice before harming an animal!!! Animal abuse/cruelty is NOT going to keep on being tolerated, It needs to STOP NOW !!!
Jerry Mitchell August 19, 2013 at 10:02 PM
hope he rots have not been able to find out anything since i was barred form their page for asking a question the people that run the fb page are a lot of strange people just hope he gets what is right
Virginia Elliott November 09, 2013 at 02:57 PM
We need an update.

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