D.C. men charged with animal cruelty, slashing bull terrier's throat

Mosley and Johnson are both charged with animal cruelty. Photos: Washington Humane Society

(WJLA) - Two Washington men, one of whom has previous ties to dogfighting, have been charged with felony animal cruelty after they allegedly slashing the throat of a bull terrier after forcing him to fight.

Christopher Wayne Johnson and Mark Donell Mosley were both arrested Dec. 2 on allegations that they "brutalized" McFly, a bull terrier, according to the Washington Humane Society.

Humane Society officials found out about McFly in early October, when they were tipped off to a dog who had been fought on 46th place in Southeast. When they found the dog, he was in critical condition with several bite wounds and a cut across his neck that was indicative of someone trying to slash it.

McFly was later tied to Johnson and Mosely, who were taken into custody. Johnson specifically is being held for violating the terms of his probation for a previous charge connected to dogfighting. Mosely is out on bond.

The bull terrier is now in the care of the Bull Terrier Rescue of Virginia and is up for adoption.

"What McFly was subjected to and endured was horrific, yet he was determined to survive," WHS Senior Officer Dan D'Eramo said in a statement.

Both Johnson and Mosley will appear in court again on Dec. 10.