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Man accused of beating girlfriend's corgi in Arkansas, leaving dog severely hurt

By Brandon Riddle

This article was originally published November 13, 2017 at 1:19 p.m. Updated November 14, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

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Mason Pitts, 24, of Ponca City, Okla.


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A man is accused of beating his girlfriend’s dog in Arkansas earlier this year, leaving the animal severely hurt, court filings show.

Mason Pitts, 24, of Ponca City, Okla., was arrested Saturday on a charge of aggravated animal cruelty.

On May 12, Pitts’ girlfriend told police that her corgi had been abused two days earlier, according to an affidavit filed in Washington County Circuit Court.

The dog was found “traumatized” under a bed and had difficulty breathing, authorities said. The corgi had suffered a complete femur fracture and was diagnosed with a collapsed lung.

Pitts kicked the animal out of anger when it tried to bite him, the 24-year-old reportedly told his girlfriend during a text conversation.

While speaking with an officer, Pitts reiterated that account, telling authorities that he “really hates that dog” and that he didn’t think much about kicking the animal after he left his girlfriend’s apartment.

Pitts admitted to kicking the dog once, though a veterinarian noted that the injuries were the result of “multiple blunt force traumas,” the affidavit states.

Records show Pitts was booked into the Washington County jail around 7:45 a.m. Saturday and released nearly three hours later on $2,500 bail.

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AuntPetunia says... November 13, 2017 at 2:58 p.m.

No guns for this FN loser! He needs to be buried under the jail if he ever attempts to purchase a gun or if he is ever in possession of a gun after he is incarcerated for five years for animal abuse.

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ketchupmustard says... November 13, 2017 at 4:58 p.m.

Kill him. Problem solved.

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ToTheLeft says... November 13, 2017 at 5:34 p.m.

He looks like a big boy, much bigger than a little corgi. I don’t blame the dog for biting him. I hope he does lots of time for hurting a dog he didn’t even like.

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Delta2 says... November 13, 2017 at 7:13 p.m.

They say dogs are pretty good judges of character. Hope the Corgi is OK.

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LR1955 says... November 13, 2017 at 9:02 p.m.

Throw Looser Pitts into a pit of pits, after spraying him down w/ liver juice.

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richlin04211114 says... November 14, 2017 at 1:16 p.m.

If he would do that to a helpless dog, just imagine what he might do to a child.

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Kharma says... November 15, 2017 at 10:14 a.m.

What a lowlife scumbag he appears to be ...

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