There was nothing funny about the cruelty inflicted on one stray Pit
bull puppy Monday morning, but Jamille Marshall, the 22-year-old woman
accused of felony animal cruelty, was laughing.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Marshall hurled the puppy from her
third story balcony, breaking its front leg.
But the East Garfield Park, Ill. woman did not seem overly concerned
about her heartless actions. One responding Chicago police officer
quoted her as saying,
"The Chicago Police Department must have better things to do than
worry about a dog,’’
According to the responding officers, Marshall was laughing as she was
handcuffed outside of her West Monroe Street home.
The woman attempted to justify her cruel actions by telling the
authorities that she and a friend discovered the puppy on the balcony
and because it was not theirs, they "didn't want it".
Apparently contacting animal control did not occur to them.
Thankfully the puppy, who was taken to Animal Care and Control for
treatment, is expected to recover.
Something good did come out of this otherwise disturbing incident - one
of the responding police officers intends to adopt the injured puppy.
Marshall is expected in court on Thursday to face her felony aggravated
animal cruelty charge.
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