Dog's paw blown off by thrown firecracker

Florida man blew off dog’s paw with a firecracker

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A Florida man is accused of throwing a firecracker at a neighbor’s dog – blowing the pup’s foot off. According to WFTV, the cruel situation happened on Tuesday in South Daytona, Florida, after a resident’s two dogs escaped from their yard.

The man accused of blowing off the dog’s paw is identified as 58-year-old Madison Carroll. Carroll claims that he was sitting on his porch, with his 14-year-old niece, when the dogs approached them. Carroll made the decision to retrieve an M80 (a large, powerful firecracker) after one of the dogs allegedly tried to bite the girl, who repeatedly tried to pet the dog, despite the dog allegedly “trying to bite.”

Carroll apparently laughed off the cruel situation, stating that he was “trying to get rid of the damn dogs.” Carroll was arrested for animal cruelty – the five-year-old dachshund mix who was injured by the firecracker has to undergo surgery to have his wounded leg removed.

According to the Daytona Beach News Journal, alcohol was smelled on Carroll’s breath and his speech was slurred. The South Daytona Police have indicated that they believe the incident was “terrible,” and the police chief stated that Carroll was charged with the maximum penalty.

(Image South Daytona Police Department)

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12 replies
  1. Laurie says:

    Say what he done this to her dog he needs to be off the streets and he even need to get rid of all the monomers from him he is sick and delusional and he has problemsAnybody who does that to her and him or should not live even a child

  2. Adrienne says:

    Put a firecracker of the same size down his throat and see what happens and how he feels. Stupid drunk man, and his niece of 14 isn’t any smarter to try to pet a dog and because it is trying to tell her stop, she gets nipped? Both need mental help and his firecrackers removed from his home.

  3. maxiemom says:

    So he thought this was funny? What did he think he was teaching his niece? That animal cruelty is okay?

    I’ve got a GREAT idea! Why doesn’t someone take a firecracker and put it where the sun doesn’t shine, fixing it so he can’t remove it?

    I bet he’ll find that a scream, and society will be protected!

  4. Stephen Phillips says:

    Hey – asswipe: What say I insert one of your M80’s into your rectal orifice and let ‘er rip??!!

    Rid the world of one more ass-hole, eh??

    You goddam som’bitch!

  5. Pamela Garlisch says:

    Maximum penalty? I wonder what that would be. I’ll bet it’s just a slap on the wrist. When we start making stronger laws for animal abusers PLUS start giving the maximum penalty, there would be a lot of people in jail. That would put a lot of people to work, building prisons, hiring guards etc.

  6. vicki hood says:

    Justice please. This poor innocent now needs his entire leg removed, while this scum thinks he was in the right and teaching his little relative that cruelty was fun.

  7. Nancy Raymond says:

    O Madison Carroll definitely needs an M80 stuffed exactly where you said – then WE can all stand around and laugh – he’d be too drunk to know it was there until the match was lit.


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