Man suspected of beating puppy, charged with animal cruelty

Robert Ryan Washington

Courtesy of El Paso Police Department.

El PASO, Texas (KTSM) — Detectives with the El Paso Police Department’s Animal Cruelty Investigations Unit on Tuesday arrested a 32-year-old man suspected of beating a puppy.

Robert Ryan Washington was charged with cruelty to non-livestock animals after an anonymous tip of animal cruelty was received by Animal Services.

An investigation found that Washington had continuously beat his 6-month-old Doberman pinscher puppy, “Rocky.” A veterinarian examination indicated “Rocky” had multiple injuries, including healing rib fractures.

Washington was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility for animal cruelty and 14 outstanding traffic warrants. He was held on a $2,500 bond.

Latest Headlines

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

KTSM Video Center

El Paso wedding venue to hold high school prom, invites Las Cruces students

State of Texas: Bargaining the Badge

State of Texas: Cartel Concerns Grow Amid Surge of Children at the Border

State of Texas: Bill aims to track health data on Texas moms

State of Texas: Permitless carry gun legislation moves forward

El Paso community comes together for Freddie Vasquez

More El Paso News
Advertise with KTSM 9 Link

More crime

More Crime