Youngsville man pleads guilty in animal cruelty case

A Youngsville man charged with attacking and severely injuring a small dog has pleaded guilty to all charges.

Brandon M. Kramrich, 38, entered the plea Thursday before Judge Gregory Hammond, to charges of aggravated cruelty to animals; unauthorized use of a automobile; cruelty to animals; driving an unregistered vehicle; driver required to be licensed; driving while under suspension; and operating a vehicle without valid inspection.

In listing the details of the crimes, Hammond said, “you did intentionally beat a small dog, owned by (someone else), with your hands and/or fists and a wooden stool.”

The attack left the dog blind and suffering from serious damage to its right eye.

The clinical term for the injury was “proptosis,” Hammond said.

That is a medical condition which causes a dog’s eye to move forward, according to PetMD.com. The damage typically involves bulging past the eyelid.


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