On Friday, a Georgia man was ordered to cut off his own dog’s head after the dog was shot and killed by a Crawford County deputy. According to the Telegraph, Joe Nate Goodwin was ordered to behead his two-year-old dog after the dog allegedly bit a neighbor.
Deputies were called out to Goodwin’s property after the reported bite – Goodwin wasn’t home at the time and the dog, named Big Boy, allegedly lunged at a deputy and was shot. Goodwin told the Telegraph that when he arrived home, he found his young dog dead in the yard.
What happened next is gruesome and bizarre – Goodwin was ordered to cut off Big Boy’s head after an investigator inquired about vaccination records. James Hollis, a sheriff’s investigator, reacted to Goodwin recording the awful request, after threatening to take Goodwin to jail if he refused to follow through on cutting the dog’s head off, he stated, “You can sit there all you want and try to record all you want to record. We asked you to remove the dog’s head,” Hollis said. “And you’re refusing, right?”
Ultimately, the deceased dog’s head was removed and then his family was ordered to put it in a bag. The head was then taken by the family to a health department in order to be tested for rabies.
No word on the results of the rabies testing – the unusual situation is said to be “under investigation.”
Crawford County Sheriff’s Office here.
Click here to watch the video of the deputy demanding that the dog’s head be cut off.
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