Man claims that hunter killed his 2 dogs

Man claims that hunter killed his dogs as he called for them

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An Ohio man is mourning the loss of his two dogs, who he claims were shot by a hunter not long after they got loose from his home. The dogs belonged to Pete Byers, who has utilized social media to express his heartbreak, and disgust, over the way that his dogs, Emmy and Bella, were killed.

On Monday, Byers wrote, “I would like to thank (name removed pending potential charges) of St. Clairsville, for murdering the only things in this world which I had left to love.” He added, “Those dogs he killed where my best friends, my buddys , my foot warmers and my companions. I loved those dogs with all my heart. I don’t know how you didn’t hear me screaming for them from every hilltop in the valley, especially when you where 300 yards from one place I yelled.”


Byers claims that the hunter even removed the dogs’ collars to keep as “trophies.” According to the TriStateUpdate, the local authorities are investigating the situation and evidence will be presented to the Prosecutor’s Office for review. The man who allegedly shot the dogs has not yet been arrested.

Animal Rights Advocates are hopeful that the shooter will face charges for violating Ohio’s REVISED CODE 959.02 which states:

No person shall maliciously, or willfully, and without the consent of the owner, kill or injure a horse, mare, foal, filly, jack, mule, sheep, goat, cow, steer, bull, heifer, ass, ox, swine, dog, cat, or other domestic animal that is the property of another. This section does not apply to a licensed veterinarian acting in an official capacity.


43 replies
  1. della gibbons says:

    Oh my that is so sad..What evil people there are on this planet today..RIP lovely doggies I’m so sorry that your life ended this way:( How tragic..My heart goes out to the owner..I know how I would feel if they were mine, totally heartbroken.I hope that this person pays a very high price for such savagery !!

  2. Sharon E Rouse says:

    So sorry for your loss. It must be devastating to have what happened to your pets. God’s hands rest over your heart dear man.

  3. Barkley's Mom says:

    Another POS hunter that when they can’t find the animal of choice to hunt and kill, turn to anything to kill, even defenseless dogs! I hope Pete Byers gets some justice out of this, but I highly doubt it! This was NO accident and the POS that did it needs to pay!

      • Barkley's Mom says:

        I’m glad your family wouldn’t shoot a dog, but I’ve seen this story and one about a Golden Retriever puppy being shot today so there are more than one of them out there. I had hunters in my family that wouldn’t shoot a dog too, but it seems to be getting to be a more common occurrence lately!

      • Linda says:

        But yet there are plenty of POS hunters! I’m surrounded by them. I just got in from quickly walking my dogs because there is a hunter shooting right now, after dark – which is against the law here. Does anyone care? Nope!

      • Tom M says:

        Easy Amanda. This discussion is about 2 dogs that were shot and killed for no viable reason. It is not about hunting

      • Sandy says:

        Y has the party or parties have not been arrested yet im so sorry this is very very ???? sad my heart breaks for you get them and do what u have to do let the law take this i only imagine how you feel as much as hurt im so sorry for your loss i no what you mean when you say my best friends God BLess Let go Let God

      • Barkley's Mom says:

        I don’t get why I am ignorant calling this worthless piece of filth a POS. I also know hunters that wouldn’t shoot dogs, so what is your point?

      • Sandy says:

        I agree this is not normal i real hunter would Not do this this us a very bad evil person but i have to agree a real sportsman would not do this im not condoning killing animals and im not going to b a hypocrite either as long as you eat your kill

  4. Linda Patton says:

    That so called hunter MUST be charged with felonies, arrested, tryed, and sent to prison! His actions were vicious, heartless, and evil. He took family members lifes for no justifiable reason. I pray he suffers horrifically every moment for the rest of his life!

  5. Brenda Minarik says:

    Time to change the laws they are too lax, calling for stiffer laws especially in a state that has so many pittbulls used for fighting purposes time to lay down new laws and have enforcement enforce ban all animal fighting rings stiff penalties for these sadist beings they are a threatening factor to humans and animals alike time to get tough????????

  6. maxiemom says:

    Of course he heard Mr. Byers calling his dogs: he simply didn’t care. He wanted to kill something, and dogs running to their owner were such an EASY target. It takes such a big, brave ‘man’ to kill dogs like that. That scum deserves to rot in prison and lose both his gun and hunting licenses.

    • Barkley's Mom says:

      I agree with you 100%, I hope there is a special place in Hell for Scum like this that think shooting pets is ok in the name of hunting.

  7. Sharon says:

    I am so sorry for your loss animals give us unconditional love and grieving is a hard thing let us hope that the law will make these guys pay the max hopefully laws will change and people will change but we have got to let people know that they can not abused animals and get by with it my heart goes out to you over your loss keep your memories close and you’ll always have a smile on your face

  8. Marissa says:

    I am so sorry for your tremendous loss of Emmy and Bella it is devastating to lose a family member much less two at the same time. I truly hope this guy gets what he deserves, Only a heartless cold hearted individual could do something so terrible.

  9. Charmaine says:

    prosecute to the fullest extent.. if you don’t you are setting presidenthe and allowing the law to make new ones not up holding what has already been placed in “Law”

  10. Debbie says:

    I hope the sorry low life piece of trash spends the maximum behind bars. Or somwone shoots him out of his tree stand. Dont forget to collect a trophy before you leave him in the brush.

  11. Cari-Anne says:

    Oh my gosh! Thats so terrible. Rest in peace lil beauties! Sorry for your loss bud truly looking forward to the shooter being charged and his guns taken away forever…only a looser coward with a gun would do something like this…how about those gun laws in the states…is he even registered…i hope this shooter getz his…karmas a bitch…truly!

  12. Vaughn says:

    To me the wounds on the dogs are frontal exposure. A vet with closer look should be able to determine the point of entry. I hope the police vet the owner as well. Something about the story events just doesn’t sound right to me. The pics are more like a photo for sympathy rather than a loving owner. It is sad that dogs die this way, I know first hand, had dog shoot by another hunter, not uncommon for hunters to do this when they don’t have hunting dogs of their own. And yes I reminded him that he made a huge mistake after I…. let’s say I gave him a first hand experience of what the dog felt. Well anyway something just doesn’t add up here.
    Could be wrong but don’t over look what’s in front of you.
    Eitherway I hope they catch the SOB and give them the full extent of the law.

  13. Zenaida Koya says:

    So,sorry, sad, RIP Bella,Emmy, you’re beautiful, wonderful dogs.Your Dad will miss both of you so much. Hunter, killer,so, cruel, must be punished as what he did to this two lovely dogs.

  14. Zenaida Koya says:

    So,cruel, he shoots them and removed their collars.He can hear the owner calling them,then kill them ? His a Hunter, just know how to kill weak, innocent creatures. I’m so,sorry.

  15. Cindy says:

    Awwww those poor babies. I hope the person who did this has to pay and your innocent sweet babies get the justice they deserve. If you can’t understand that dogs are someone’s family and you maliciously kill them then you are a special kind of evil and you deserve to pay and I hope he gets put away for a long time. This just breaks my heart 🙁

  16. Jossephine Frazier says:

    Whoever scumbag did this, please someone finds his worthless ass and send him to hell please! The man that did this will get his karma soon enough, and he’ll meet his maker in hell where he belongs so he can forever burn in hell!

  17. Jossephine Frazier says:

    I pray that the man that did this will receive nothing but all kinds of hell and misfortunes for the rest of his worthless life! Don’t worry, whoever you are that did this, you will receive what you deserved soon enough. And in case you think you can get away with this, you won’t! A worthless piece of scumbag, a satan follower that walks on this earth pretending to be human! May you burn in hell for eternity whoever you are that did this! In every pain and suffering you cause to a person or animal, you will receive twice as much and believe that in time, this man will face the consequences. In every evil a person commits in this planet whether to a human or animal, he or she will face on judgment day. I wish that God will come soon so he can end all the sufferings, and send all the evil to hell where they belong. It is just so unfortunate that before the day comes, the voiceless are the ones being sacrificed by these evil monsters from hell!

  18. Jerry says:

    The Bastard is no Hunter or Sportsman! He’s only a Rectum with a gun and a desire to kill. He will pay for killing those dogs one way or another as Karma works in mysterious ways. Gee, maybe he’ll fall out of his tree stand, break his back, and be paralyzed for the rest of his life with a piss poor caretaker…


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