A Missouri firefighter is accused of a heinous act of animal cruelty which left a dog dead. According to Fox 61 News, 25-year-old Blayne Trevor Theunissen, with the Kansas City Fire Department, locked his dog in a crate when he was evicted from his apartment.
By the time that the dog was discovered on September 17, inside of a bedroom closet, she was dead – a veterinarian who performed a necropsy on the dog reported that starvation left the Labrador retriever mix extremely emaciated. The dog reportedly weighed just 22 pounds when she died.
Nobody knows how long the dog suffered in her locked crate before finally dying – by the time the eviction was actually executed, Theunissen was already gone. A special investigator assigned to the case has stated that the alleged dog killer is not cooperating – the investigator said, “At this time, Blayne Theunissen is refusing to cooperate with the investigation involving animal abuse and neglect.”
Theunnisen is facing a misdemeanor charge for animal neglect and abuse. The fire department has not commented on the allegations against their firefighter. Outraged animal lovers have, however, been expressing their anger and disgust over the allegations on the Kansas City Fire Department Facebook page.
(Screenshot via Fox 61 News)
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