The Humane Society has weighed in on the case of the White House fence-jumper who attacked and bruised two Secret Service canines and come to a conclusion: Yes, the suspect should be charged with felonies.
Wayne Pacelle, CEO of the group, said the charges against Dominic Adesanya, 23 — the suspect who’s been arrested for breaching the White House property and fighting off Hurricane and Jordan — fall under the Federal Law Enforcement Animal Protection Act of 2000, The Hill reported.
“This person didn’t just illegally enter the White House grounds. He attempt to seriously injure two law enforcement animals doing their duty,” Mr. Pacelle said, The Hill reported. “We support his prosecution … and hope that a conviction and prison sentence deters other would-be criminals from hurting dogs or horses doing their work to protect our country.”
Secret Service officials report that Mr. Adesanya kicked the dogs and threw one to the ground. He’s been charged with two felony counts of assault on a police officer, four counts of resisting arrest and unlawful entry and one count of making threats.
The dogs — a black Belgian Malinois, 6, and a black and tan Belgian Malinois, 5 — were taken to the vet for treatment and pronounced good-to-go to return to duty on Thursday.