Off-duty EMT accused of mutilating deceased dog's body

EMT fired after mutilating pet dog who was killed by ambulance

An EMT was fired on January 11 after he mutilated a family’s dog, who had been killed when he was hit by an ambulance in Polk County, North Carolina. According to the termination letter from the Polk County Government, Michael Purdy was fired for “Unacceptable personal conduct,” which involved taking and mutilating the deceased dog, and then lying about the situation.

The dog in question was a nine-year-old Shiloh shepherd (named Goliath) who was accidentally killed on January 8 by an ambulance driver (who provided condolences to the dog’s owners).  According to the dog’s owner, who reported the disturbing situation to the local authorities, Purdy retrieved the dog’s body after hearing the ambulance driver describe the dead dog as “mostly wolf,” reported WYFF News.

Goliath’s owner has stated that Purdy not only skinned her dog, but he also decapitated him and posted about the canine being a wolf on social media. The dog’s owner described her deceased pet, “Goliath had so much personality. He barked until you got out of the car and petted him on the head. He took your hand with his mouth, led you to the door and gave looks that made you want to kiss him.”

Goliath’s owner wants to know why Purdy did what he did – she told WYFF News…

“Did you really believe he was a wolf or did you want to believe he was so that you can have his hide?”

Purdy was reported to be off-duty at the time that he mutilated Goliath’s body.

(Termination letter here)

(Family photo via WYFF News)

 

24 replies
  1. pennysdachshund says:

    This is one SICK SOB!!!! SURE hope a Funeral Home or Critical Care Complex doesn’t HIRE HIM!!!! I also hope this lovely Pet was really dead and not just critically injured!!!! What a PATHETIC EXCUSE OF A HUMAN!!!!

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  2. Linda Szymoniak says:

    It’s hard enough to lose a pet you love, but to have to deal with someone doing something like this to your dog…. I would be wanting the head of the person who mutilated my dog on a platter, too!

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  3. Linda Patton says:

    That’s sick! I don’t care if it was a wolf, bear, snake, or worm…. you don’t skin and behead an animal like that! This man most definatly has mental issues. He needs jail time for his actions…

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  4. Barkley's Mom says:

    This from a man that is supposed to be compassionate and help people! Michael Purdy you are disgusting POS and need to go to jail. I feel for this family, to lose you pet being hit by an ambulance is bad enough, but to have an EMT do this to your pet after this is abhorrent!

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  5. Yvonne Ray says:

    Karma is a false belief held by Buddhists, Hindus and Eastern Indian religions. Karma is the belief that the UNIVERSE corrects wrongs. Karma does not exist. There is a God and he is watching.

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  6. Louise says:

    He wouldn’t think twice to do this to a person. Our illustrious government so worried about a crazy owning a gun. Perhaps they better worry about the EMT that picks their silly ass up at a wreck or home care. They don;t mind making laws for everything else in this country, why can’t they make some real laws to protect our companion pets?????

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  7. Cheri Eiduke says:

    There is a petition asking for him to be prosecuted. At the time of the petition he hadn’t been charged with any crime. Change.org

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  8. Pamela D'Angio says:

    I HAVE NOTHING TO SAY ABOUT THIS SICK MOTHERF&*KING SICK BITCH BUT TO MUTILATE HER AND DECAPITATE THIS ROTTEN LOW LIFE POS. I JUST SAW THIS NOW AND WANT TO BEAT THE LIVING SHIT OUT OF HER YOU SUBHUMAN LOW LIFE POS WHO DOESN’T DESERVE TO BE ON THIS EARTH. ROT AND DIE. I HOPE YOU READ THIS SO I CAN STRANGLE YOU.

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