Witnesses called police, alleging their neighbor was raping his 8-month-old female dog on his porch.
The suspect, James Guy Bull, 61, remained in the Volusia County Branch Jail today, charged with two counts of animal cruelty, after his arrest Tuesday.
Two neighbors told police they saw Bull attacking the dog on several occasions.
“They heard the animal yelp and cry but [Bull] continued with the conduct,” police said in a report.
One of the witnesses told police about hearing a “dog in distress” at Bull’s residence on Magnolia Drive.
The witness told police Bull was attacking the dog.
When Bull saw the neighbor, he “pulled up his pants and put the dog down,” the report said.
“Both witnesses claim that they can hear the animal crying and yelping through the walls of the apartment but not when she is chained up on the porch,” the report added.
The dog was described as “a small light brown mix dog nearly 8 months old.”
It was chained to a post on the front porch.
“The chain was rather large and it was stuck in … the wood slats. She had about 8 inches of space from the post. There was no water or food, the report said. The dog was “clearly emaciated” and suffering from abuse, the report said.
“The female dog was transported to Halifax Humane Society for medical treatment,” the report said.