Man Butchers Dog To Get Heroin Back

John “Jack” Duggan in court.

In Gloucester Massachusetts a 1 year old pit bull has been killed at the hands of the one person she should have been able to trust.
The blue nose pit bull, named Xena, was cut open, her body stuffed into a duffle bag and thrown into a dumpster. Suspected in her death? John “Jack” Duggan, 26. Xena’s owner.

As reported in the Boston Herald, a surveillance camera caught Duggan disposing of the duffle bag. Upon arrest Duggan said he needed to cut the dog open because her body was so bloated with gas that she would not fit into the bag.

Police soon discovered the truth: Duggan had opened Xena’s bowels to retrieve the heroin the dog had swallowed when she was left at home alone. Gloucester Detective Steven Mizzoni wrote in his report that Duggan’s claims were a “blatant lie”.

Duggan was packaging heroin for sale and Xena ate both packaged and unpackaged heroin.

An ex-girlfriend of Duggan’s stated in the police report that this was not the first time Duggan was abusive toward Xena and another dog in the house. It is also not Duggan’s first run in with the law.

In 2007 Duggan was charged with domestic abuse and animal cruelty when he threw the girlfriend’s dog into a crate in a fit of anger, breaking the dog’s leg. Those charges were dismissed. The ex-girlfriend also claimed Duggan would punch Xena in the head and body, and once almost let the dog choke when she got her leash caught on a piece of exercise equipment.

Rob Halpin of the MSPCA told the Boston Herald: “When we hear something like this, it reminds us of just how far outside the bell curve some acts of cruelty can be. It’s just about as macabre, as horrifying as it gets.”

Duggan’s bail has been set at $20,000.00.

At least Xena cannot be abused any more.

Written by Trisha Lewis.


  1. Lab Momma says

    Duggan should NEVER be allowed to have a pet again, and neither should he be allowed to be in a human relationship again—no one walked him in to the heroin problem he has—we all make choices and his are horrendous!!! Who brings these kinds of people up?

  2. says

    I wish……I REALLY WISH……that the powers that be could return the favor to this pig and do the same thing to him………………and EXGIRLFRIEND……….why didnt you contact anuone about his treatment of those animals…… you let them suffer while you knew he was abusing them…………………..I HOPE THIS HAUNTS YOU FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE…..

  3. says

    the animal abuse laws MUST be changed to the laws we live by, this were a human that man would of been charged with murder, well i think the same should go for animal abusers, they are sick sick people and should not be walking our streets! it might just curb the abuse problem if they knew they would be charged for animal murder , the same as humans!

  4. says

    I am sorry – but if she is just as guilty. I don’t care how much you “love” some jackass. If he touches your kids or your pets, then you need to do something about it. |As far as he goes – hope his jail cell mate is a pit bull loving psychopath. Pathetic disgusting pos.

  5. says

    may he feel the pain he gave the dog but she should go down with him for she did nothing to stop it they should also never be allowed to have any animals .. i know some who would have been killed for less

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