More Details: Punched Dog ‘Expected to Do Just Fine’

An Lhasa Apso reportedly beaten by a Des Plaines man was brought to an animal hospital on June 7.

released a few more details on Friday afternoon surrounding .

James Robert Wesolaski, 51, of Des Plaines, was charged with aggravated cruelty, and, according to the report, told police he got into a fight with his dog because it ran out the front door, and he said, “I’m done being nice.”

Police stated employees of the animal hospital reported the dog was seriously injured on Thursday. It had swollen eyes, which were bleeding from trauma and head injuries. Also, the capillaries in the dog’s eyes were broken, which indicated the dog was choked.

Jeff Paul, animal control officer, said the injured dog, an 11-year-old Lhasa Apso, was doing very well on Friday.

“[The dog] is doing much better and he’s expected to do just fine,” Paul said.


The injured dog as well as two other dogs were taken into custody by police, and brought to Northwest Animal Hospital for treatment. Paul said the dogs were impounded there and would be held until a resolution materialized.

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tony e June 17, 2012 at 10:12 AM
bob June 17, 2012 at 10:21 AM
next court date is June 19th in Skokie. Everyone should pack the court room for every appearance he has.
Me June 19, 2012 at 03:49 AM
Get a life


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