Robison Arrested For Allegedly Battering Chihuahua
By Liz Shepherd
SYRACUSE — A Syracuse man was recently arrested after allegedly battering a Chihuahua.
Chad Anthony Robison, 22, 1405 N. Hillview Drive, Syracuse, is charged with cruelty to an animal, a class A misdemeanor.
On May 2, a Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a report of animal cruelty. A woman said she took her dog, a four-year-old Chihuahua, to a veterinarian on April 25.
According to court documents, the woman said the dog attempted to walk but would fall down, and also appeared to be having seizures. The woman said she left the dog in a home with Robison for about an hour and a half.
The woman then showed the deputy text messages between her and Robison about the dog’s condition. Robison initially denied hurting the dog but eventually admitted to grabbing the Chihuahua by the scruff of its neck.
A veterinary report documented the dog’s left pupil was smaller than the right. The dog also had bruising over its left temporal region and mild coordination issues. The final assessment was the dog had suffered head trauma.
Robison was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on May 12.