Neighbor accused of shooting Chihuahua for using his yard as bathroom

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The family of a 10-year-old Chihuahua are mourning the death of their dog after a neighbor allegedly waited for the dog’s owners to leave their home and then shot their dog.

According to the AJC News, neighbor Bennie Patterson has been charged with animal cruelty. A police report states Patterson admitted to shooting BBs at the elderly dog named Patches. The man claims he was just trying to scare the dog out of his backyard after Patches used his yard as a bathroom and tried to eat fish from a small pond on his property.

When Debbie Davenport returned home and found her dog, she rushed him to an emergency clinic, but had no choice but to humanely euthanize the little dog. An x-ray showed a BB in the dog’s abdomen.

“I don’t know what time he shot her, so I don’t know how many hours that she bled, and how many hours she suffered and was in pain,” Debbie told news reporters. “No matter what, she did not deserve that. He could’ve come to us and told us that she was bothering him. He could’ve complained to the HOA.”

Debbie admitted Patches had run loose about 3:00 on Friday afternoon, but she thinks Patterson waited for the couple to leave and then came into her own backyard to shoot her dog.

(Photos from screenshots Channel 2 News)

Rest in peace Patches.

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15 replies
  1. Tracy Whitcomb says:

    He deserves to go to Jail and stay there!!!! There was NO reason for him to do this to this poor innocent animal. I hope he gets charged and goes straight to Prison!!

  2. Jill says:

    For god’s sake…..why would u pump bb’s into this one eyed 10 yr. old baby!!!!! This is so uncalled foR!!!!!! COULDN’T u have a civil conversation with the owner and ask her to contain the dog so he wouldn’t make messes in your yard??? This is so mean!!!! What if the circumstances were reversed?? JERK!

  3. Gizmos Mommy says:

    One look at the mug if that rabid maggot SOS, I’m not surprised it was so sneaky and savage. Someone please beat the shit out of POS puke bag.

  4. Pamela Garlisch says:

    Why had the dog run loose? If she left the house why was the dog still outside? People are strange, they don’t think and they sure don’t plan ahead for anything that could happen to this dog outside. Stay with your animal if they mean so much to you, keep them inside your house and if they have to go outside, go with them and then bring them back inside! I think both parties are at fault here and the dog paid the ultimate price.

    • Carol says:

      I was thinking the same thing. You have to be some kind of idiot to let your dog roam outside and then leave your house. Too bad the dog had to suffer because the owner had no brains.

  5. Adrienne says:

    Whenever you take matters like this into your own hands, this is what happens. Now you face criminal charges and if you had spoken to the owners, or even taken them to court, it would have been better than what he did to this dog. They lost a member of their family,like killing their own child. How stupid this scum is to do this. Throw him in jail now.

  6. Cynthia Como says:

    I put equal blame on this poor dogs owners!!! It’s amazing to me that u would allow ur pet to run free and think that nothing bad could possibly happen to that pet! And who paid the ultimate price for the owners not properly taking care of this dog….the innocent dog!!! And when all is said and done the POS who killed this poor dog will get a mere slap on the wrist for his cruelty! I hope these “pet owners” never own another dog! I question their ability to care for anything that breathes! SMH RIP PATCHES????????❤️ ITS AMAZING THST U MANAGED TO LIVE SAFELY FOR AS LONG AS U DID!!

  7. Barkley's Mom says:

    How many stories do we see like this, where a poor dog is shot to death for wandering around loose. And why do people believe they are safe even in their own yard? Here is an example of a gun happy moron who thought nothing more of life than to shoot a small dog and kill it. “trying to scare the dog” yeah right! He should never have been shooting a gun in a residential area to begin with! I hope they throw the book at this POS! Rest in peace Patches, and condolences to your family.

  8. pamela bolton says:

    I think we need to start shooting these POS’s that shoot dogs, or any animal for that matter. They don’t seem to get the message, WE WILL NOT TOLERATE ANIMAL CRUELTY!!! We need to start making them FEEL our disgust. I am sure that the pile of poop was REALLY HIGH from such a small dog. Just how disgusting can a man be to kill a little dog over 2 inches of poop. Sick POS


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