A Cantonment woman has been charged with animal cruelty for fatally shooting a pit bull puppy she said had been chewing items in her home. Amanda Cay Carpenter, 27, also faces firing a weapon in public at the mobile park community on Ryale Road where she lived. Her neighbor’s home was less than 40 feet away when the shots were fired.
According to the NorthescambiaNews, the incident occurred on December 15, when Carpenter’s next door neighbor contacted the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and reported hearing multiple gunshots while inside of her home. The witness also heard a dog crying after the first two shots, and when she heard the third shot, the whimpering stopped. Police reports allege Carpenter took the dog outside and shot it multiple times with a .22 caliber rifle.
Carpenter was seen carrying the rifle, and when questioned by authorities, stated the 10-month-old puppy had been chewing items in the home and when she tried to put the pup in its kennel, it wouldn’t go. She added the puppy had tried to bite her in the face. The woman had no answer as to why she just didn’t leave the puppy outside into the yard and call animal control.
She is currently being held in Escambia County Jail on $20,000 bond.
Rest in peace poor innocent puppy.
(Photo of woman who shot puppy for chewing on items via Escambia County Sheriff’s Office)
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