Owner throws dog into traffic twice

In Ocala, Florida, a homeless man has been arrested for animal cruelty after throwing his dog into traffic twice. The disturbing event was witnessed by Fran Ann near a Wal-Mart store on Easy Street as she made a left-hand turn reports the Ocala News. michael-britton-2

On Tuesday evening, a man stepped out of the darkness and threw the Australian shepherd in front of Fran’s car. She immediately turned around to help.

“I know I hit the dog but it was still alive,” Fran stated. “He kept trying to throw the dog in front of other oncoming cars. This has to be one of the worst things I’ve ever experienced.”

When authorities arrived, Michael Britton, 55, resisted arrest and told the Ocala Police officer he was trying to put his dog out of its misery after someone stabbed his pet with an arrow.  Officers searched the area for two hours until they found the gray and white dog  now being treated at the UF Pet Emergency Treatment Services in Ocala. Veterinarians found no sign of any stab wounds to the dog.

What makes the story even more tragic is the loyal dog came back to Britton after having been thrown out in front of a vehicle. Witnesses say Britton appeared to have patted the dog on its head and then grabbed it and threw it out in front of a car again.

Britton was uncooperative and officers used a taser on him twice. He now faces charges of aggravated animal cruelty, assault on a police officer and resisting arrest.

It seems however, this pup is going to have a happy ending. On Wednesday, the Humane Society of Marion County stated the dog, re-named Yoshi, is in stable condition although he suffered internal injuries. And the best news – Officer Brendan Ferguson, the officer who found the dog, plans to adopt him.

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(Photos of owner throwing dog into traffic screenshot via Ocala News)

 

 

10 replies
  1. Barkley's Mom says:

    I’m so happy Yoshi will have a happy ending and forever home. I hope the POS that “wanted to put him out of his misery” will not make it back on the streets where he will find another dog to do this to.

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  2. edward says:

    Dirtbag I’m glad that I was there whoever took your f****** head slammed into the f****** and I never took your f****** eyes and cut them the f*** out so you could never ever see again you stupid little bastard are you dirty pack mother f****** piece of s***

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  3. Brenda Minarik says:

    Lock up the sob throw the key in the ocean animals are so trusting in some cases that is a bad thing People like this are predators and should not have animals.Be aware of your surroundings report anyone that you suspect of animal abuse

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  4. Claudia says:

    Hard labour camp for life is what he deserves. He needs to be put to good use. If hebis still uncooperatve, there are waitlists upon waitlist of people neediing organ donation.

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  5. Marissa says:

    What a vile monster the POS now gets to go to prison and eat and sleep comfortably in a warm ,dry environment. Some punishment for this dirt bag and to bad hands are tied on that… I’m so happy Yoshi will recover and be in a loving home.

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