Ohio man charged after cutting throats of four puppies

Ohio man charged after cutting throats of puppies (Richland County Jail)

MANSFIELD, Ohio (WKRC) - A Mansfield man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly cut the throats of four puppies.

Christopher Daniel Vandenberg, 38, was booked into the Richland County Jail on charges of Prohibitions Concerning Companion Animals, a 5th degree felony.

WMFD reports Humane Society agents rescued five pit bull puppies, four of which had their throats cut and one that had a leg injury.

The Humane Society of Richland County says all the puppies are "healthy, happy and bouncy" and the plan is to nurse them to health and adopt them out.

WMFD was also told that Vandenberg said he hurt the animals to get back at his wife.

She was out of town for two days, returned to find the injured puppies and called police.

There is no indication at this time what she did that made Vandenberg want to hurt the puppies.

He was arrested by Mansfield police after attempting suicide and being held on $25,000 cash bond.

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