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On November 6, 2020, at approximately 10:50 p.m. officers responded to the 1000 block of Carriage Hill Court in Annapolis for a report of an animal abuse/cruelty complaint. Officers received information indicating the victim observed her boyfriend, Jeffrey Keith Donohue; kick her dog several times on the security camera. 

Officers arrived at the residence and viewed the video with the victim. The video showed the suspect cornering their 3-year-old Polish Sheepdog and kicking it five times in its side while the dog yelped in pain.

Another incident was observed several minutes later showing the suspect picking the dog up by its throat, carrying it across the room over the suspect’s head, and slamming the dog on the floor. The suspect then kicked the dog one additional time, prior to the dog running off.  Officers arrested the suspect and charged him accordingly.

Jeffrey Keith Donohue Credit: Anne Arundel County Police Department / Anne Arundel County Police Department

The victim transported the dog to a veterinarian/animal hospital for possible leg injuries. There is no update on the condition of the dog at this time.


David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...

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