Yappy Hour: The Avenue to host pet-themed happy hour in October

Yappy Hour The AvenueThe Avenue at White Marsh is going to the dogs.

The venue will host a puppy plaza takeover to benefit and celebrate America’s VetDogs on from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, October 19, 2018.

The event will feature a live musical performance by The Mudbugs from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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There will also be food& drink specials, doggie swag and more – followed by an outdoor movie screening of “Homeward Bound” at 7 p.m. as part of The Avenue’s “Friday Night Flicks” series.

Prizes will be awarded to the scariest, funniest, and cutest pets in costume.

A portion of proceeds will be going directly toward the fundraising efforts of America’s VetDogs.

Blankets are welcome but bringing chairs is prohibited.

For more information, visit the event page on Facebook.

 

Man arrested in connection with beating death of small dog

Jerome Irvin Leudtke Jr.The man who beat a small dog to death with a glass bottle in March has been arrested.

Jerome Irvin Leudtke Jr. was located and arrested by detectives at about 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Police believe Leudtke shaved his head in an effort to avoid apprehension. He remains incarcerated at the Baltimore County Detention Center, charged with aggravated cruelty to an animal.

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On January 13, police were called to Pet ER on Cromwell Bridge Road when Luedtke and a female roommate brought in their severely beaten Chihuahua for treatment at around 6:30 a.m. The couple had conflicting stories as to how the dog became injured.

Detectives determined that Luedtke struck the dog, Ginger, numerous times with two different large glass bottles, causing severe trauma to its head after the dog bit Luedtke in the hand. The roommate convinced Luedtke to take Ginger to Pet ER after a failed attempt at calling for an ambulance for the dog.

Ginger was subsequently euthanized due to the extent of the injuries.

A warrant was issued for Luedtke’s arrest on January 29.  He was known to frequent the Essex area.

Dog stolen during Kingsville burglary

burglaryPolice are investigating after a burglar stole a dog during a break-in in Kingsville.

Sometime between 4:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, an individual entered a home in the 11900 block of Jerusalem Road (21087).

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Once inside, police say the suspect stole some change and a pit bull.

Authorities believe the suspect may have been known to the victim.

No further details are available at this time.

Man wanted in connection with beating death of dog

Jerome Irvin LuedtkeUPDATE: Luedtke has been taken into custody – details here.

Original story below…

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Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Jerome Irvin Luedtke Jr., 33, wanted on animal cruelty charges for beating a small dog to death with a glass bottle.

On January 13, police were called to Pet ER on Cromwell Bridge Road when Luedtke and a female roommate brought in their severely beaten Chihuahua for treatment at around 6:30 a.m. The couple had conflicting stories as to how the dog became injured.

Detectives have determined that Luedtke struck the dog, Ginger, numerous times with two different large glass bottles, causing severe trauma to its head after the dog bit Luedtke in the hand. The roommate convinced Luedtke to take Ginger to Pet ER after a failed attempt at calling for an ambulance for the dog.

Ginger was subsequently euthanized due to the extent of the injuries.

A warrant was issued for Luedtke on January 29, but police have been unable to locate him and are now asking for the public’s assistance. He is known to frequent the Essex area, having recently stayed in homes on Goodwood Avenue and Maryland Avenue.

Anyone with information on Luedtke’s whereabouts is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020 or contact detectives in the Essex Precinct at 410-887-0230.

Puppy rescued from Middle River storm drain

Puppy Storm Drain Middle RiverA puppy in Middle River had a “ruff” day on Monday, but all’s well that end’s well.

Baltimore County officials say emergency crews responded to the 800 block of Lowe Road (21220), where they found that someone’s pup had fallen into a storm drain.

FS Mike Joyce rescued the canine and checked him for injuries.

They found none and the dog was given a clean bill of health.