Hi friends, I need help.
I recently came back to my hometown half of a year ago. I reconnected with an old friend from high school, I have known him about 5 years. I would come to his place and hang out with him and he eventually got a puppy named Xena, she was about 2 months at this time. The first day I met her, I had her cuddled on top of my lap for a few hours. Eventually she was squirming and I put her down(not realizing she would need to use the restroom as puppies have small bladders) and she peed on the floor. He aggressively picked her up by her scruff, and while holding her in the air he hit her stomach. This was done in front of about 5 other people. I was shaking, no one said anything..... so I made it my goal to visit her at least once a week to make sure she was okay..... during this time I could see how he has handling her and it was rough and unloving. He treated her like an inanimate object. I would constantly have to tell him to stop putting her in contorting positions that were uncomfortable to her and he would get defensive/offended that I implied he's a bad dog owner.... If you raised your arm to change position on the couch, she cowered. She cowered when you put your hand up to pet her. I kept offering to walk her or buy food for her so he wouldn't beat her or have any reasons to. I confided in some of his friends about calling animal control after noticing she had a golf ball sized bump next to her eye. He said he was too rough disciplining her... Why would you hit an animal's face? His friends told me he's killed another puppy before this one, by apparently hitting it off the bed too hard.... He also admitted to 'mercy killing' a kitten despite there being options to euthanize at a vet for free... At this time Xena is about 5-6 months old and I got a text from him a few days ago that she passed away and it was from a spider bite.... He said she was chewing a toy in the hallway, left to go get somebody, came back and the puppy was laying there lifeless. I don't believe it for a second. Puppies don't just flop dead, especially considering I saw her a few days before that and she was still capable of running, jumping, and wagging her tail to see me. Instead of consoling him I tore him down... I couldn't help it and I was furious that he would take me for someone who could be lied to. I wanted to make him feel how he made that puppy feel. Alone and unloved. I severed the friendship. I talked to his ex-roommate about Xena and the things he told me that happened to her when I wasn't there.... it disgusts me so much and I wish they told me sooner.... I wish I never formed a friendship with this person and I can't stop blaming myself.
I'm sorry if this was too much information, but I'm hurting. I can't stop thinking about the horrible ways he could have caused her death and it's haunting me. I'm going to make an anonymous tip to the police because I know he has drugs in the house. I want him to suffer more than the suffering he caused on this puppy. I need help with closure and I just want justice for this poor, sweet soul who deserved nothing but love.....http://i.imgur.com/RELuGBN.jpg
If anyone has advice or spells that can assist me, it would be greatly appreciated.