Man Charged After Throwing Dog into a Dumpster

Guest in friend's home allegedly threw the dog in the trash because it was "bothering" him...
This little dog was uninjured after a guest in his owner's home reportedly threw him into a commercial dumpster. (WDNR photo)

From the Wareham Department of Natural Resources (verbatim):

On Sunday, March 24, 2019, Wareham Department of Natural Resources Officers were dispatched to 3030 Cranberry Highway, Lakeside Trailer Park, for a report of animal cruelty where a male subject threw a dog into a dumpster located on the property.

Officers immediately responded to the scene of 3030 Cranberry Highway and upon arrival observed a male subject removing a small black and white dog out of the commercial type dumpster. Officer McIntosh, first on the scene, approached the visibly upset male subject and established that the individual was the dog's owner.  The dog's owner advised Officer McIntosh that an individual by the name of "James" who was staying at his house had thrown his dog into the dumpster.  A witness to the incident also reported seeing a male subject exit the dog owner's house while holding a small black and white dog walk over to the dumpster near the property, lifted the small dog over his head and heaved the dog into the dumpster.

Officers made contact with the individual and the investigation revealed that the male subject, now known as James M. Balboni, 28, of Dover, New Hampshire, that was staying at the dog owner's house, threw the dog into the dumpster because he was tired, had not slept and the dog would not stop bothering him.

Mr. Balboni has been charged by the Wareham Department of Natural Resources with cruelty to animals under Massachusetts General Law Chapter 272 Section 77.  Mr. Balboni is set to be arraigned at the Wareham District Court at a later date.

The dog did not sustain any injuries from the incident and is in possession of its owner.


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