‘Cruel’ pet-owner, 26, ‘threw two dogs to their death from his fifth-floor balcony’

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A “CRUEL” pet-owner allegedly threw two dogs to their death from his fifth-floor balcony.

Zachary Hanson, 26, has been accused of tossing two dogs off his apartment’s balcony in Arlington, Virginia,  ARLNow reported.

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Zachary Hanson, 26, has been accused of throwing two dogs off his apartment’s balcony[/caption]

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Zachary Hanson remains in jail without bond[/caption]

Before police arrived, the pets were transported to an animal hospital where they succumbed to their injuries and were pronounced dead.

Officers responded to an animal complaint on Monday afternoon and Hanson was taken into custody around 2.30pm.

The breeds and ages of the dog have not been revealed.

ACPD spokeswoman Ashley Savage told ARLNow: “One belonged to the suspect, the other belonged to someone known to the suspect.

“To best protect the identity of the victim, we will not release additional information related to their relationship.

“What preceded the incident is under investigation.”

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It appears Hanson’s puppy is named Onyx or Onny, but it is unknown if this was one of the dogs killed[/caption]

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According to Hanson’s Instagram, he appears to have a Yorkshire Terrier puppy[/caption]

According to Hanson’s Instagram, he appears to have a Yorkshire Terrier puppy named Onyx or Onny.

However, it is unknown if the puppy was one of the dogs killed on Monday.

Hanson was charged with two felony counts of animal cruelty after his April 27 arrest.


He remains in jail without bond, pending a preliminary hearing in Arlington General District on August 28.

Hanson could face up to five years in prison if convicted of the charges.