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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 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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