New York state boyfriend (Man) and girlfriend (Woman) break up.
Man allegedly kicks Woman’s puppy to death.
Man says it was “looking at me like it didn’t like me.”
Man is charged with felony aggravated cruelty to animals.
Man eventually pleads guilty to disorderly conduct and agrees to make financial restitution to Woman, take anger management classes and undergo a mental health evaluation.
Judge enters an order of protection, or injunction for protection against domestic violence, barring Man from contact with Woman for three years.
Early warning signs of domestic violence include attacking or killing the pet of the true targeted victim.