A 27-year-old man from Revere, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges on March 22, 2023, for allegedly chaining his dog, a 50-pound pit bull mix named “Killer,” on Short Beach on August 29, 2021.
He abandoned the dog and allegedly chained him to a steel rod. The man then attached a rock to his collar to prevent him from escaping. Police quickly found the dog and brought him to a local shelter, where he was eventually adopted and renamed “Horus.”
Pacheco-Rosario was identified as the suspect using several different angles of residential surveillance footage and was arrested on September 3, 2021.
During his court appearance at Chelsea District Court on Wednesday, prosecutors presented footage that showed Elias walking with a chain collar and leash. Although the 27-year-old admitted to abandoning the pit bull mix, he disputed the exact location where he left him.
Per his plea agreement, Elias will be sentenced to two years probation, required to complete an online animal cruelty course, and prohibited from owning any pets.
Lisa Cutting, the owner of Oceanview Kennel and Pet Resort, expressed dissatisfaction with the punishment. She stated that she felt beyond aggravated with the outcome of the case.
After Horus was abandoned on a beach in Revere, he was adopted in December 2021 and had been living a joyful life ever since. Bobby Shannon, his current owner, frequently shares her adventures with Horus on social media channels.
Check out her Instagram here: